New Delhi: India’s mobile operating system BharOS (BharOS) developed as an alternative to Google’s Droid and Apple’s IOS has been developed locally by IIT Madras. Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, V. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also congratulated the team members.
Developed by Bharos with privacy and security in mind, it is a free operating system for use in government and public systems. The project aims to promote indigenously developed technology in smartphones instead of over-reliance on foreign OSes.
Bharos was developed as part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat scheme of the central government. Bharat O.S. Bharos is an abbreviation of The manufacturers claim that it is more secure than the existing operating system. Along with this, it is claimed that the user will have more control over the phone and the operating system.
Bharos does not contain any unsolicited apps that come with the operating system. Customers can choose only what they want Bharos is developed based on the world’s first operating system, Linux, and can be used on mobile phones, desktop computers and laptops. The architects of Bharosi are Jandke Operations Private Limited, a joint venture between IIT and the Central Department of Science and Technology.
Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the main beneficiaries of Bharos will be the poor people of the country. He said that a strong and indigenous digital infrastructure is needed.