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Why Did Google Spend $22 Million in a “Dumb Phone” OS?– …

Alphabet‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google recently invested $22 million in KaiOS, a maker of feature phone operating systems. The San Diego-based start-up announced that it would integrate Google’s apps into Nokia‘s (NYSE:NOK) KaiOS-powered devices earlier this year, and this new investment should support those efforts. Google’s interest in feature phones (aka “dumb phones”) might be surprising, since it already owns Android, the most popular smartphone OS in the world. However, it makes sense when we consider that many mobile users in developing markets still use feature phones. Nokia’s […]

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