IIT Madras launches BharOS: Top 7 things you should know

Here's all you need to know about the much-talked-about Android-rival, BharOS.

BharOS

Developed by IIT Madras, BharOS aims to benefit 100 crore smartphone users in India by offering a more secure and private mobile operating system.

Source: BGR

What is BharOS

BharOS is an AOSP (Android Open Source Project) based operating system with no Google apps or services.

Source: BGR

How is BharOS different from Android

BharOS does not come with any Google Services, unlike AndroidOS. BharOS does not come with any default apps that the user is forced to use.

Source: BGR

BharOS comes with PASS

It comes with company-specific Private App Store Services (PASS) that will let you access trusted apps.

Source: BGR

Strictly no Google Play services

Developers aim to cut down reliance on foreign country OS and services. It intends to contribute to atmanirbhar bharat.

Source: BGR

Can you install BharOS now?

As of now, it is not available to download on mobile phones.

Source: BGR

Ashwini Vaishnaw on BharOS

'Tested Indian ‘Operating System’ - BharOS developed at @iitmadras with @dpradhanbjp Ji; A leap forward in PM @narendramodi Ji’s #AatmanirbharBharat journey.', wrote Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

Source: BGR