IIT Madras incubated firm developed BharOS – India’s indigenous mobile operating system.

  • With the goal of creating a “self-reliant India”, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras-incubated firm has developed ‘BharOS ‘, a mobile operating system that could benefit India’s 100 crore cellphone users in India.
  • Developed indigenously by JandK Operations Pvt Ltd, an IIT Madras-founded company, BharOS is a significant step towards the development of robust indigenous digital infrastructure in the country.
  • In a statement the company said, the software can be installed on commercial off-the-shelf handsets, which will provide a secure environment for the users. BharOS comes with No Default Apps (NDA), which means that users are not forced to use apps that they may not be familiar with or that they may not trust.
  • The institute claimed that users will get more freedom, control and flexibility to choose and use only those apps that suit their needs.
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