Explained: What is BharOS, India's Android Mobile OS Competitor

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What is BharOS

Android and iOS operating systems have dominated the mobile operating system segment for quite some time now, but in the past few years, several new home operating systems have emerged with a chance to challenge. Android.

One such native mobile operating system, which is said to benefit India's 100 million mobile phone users, was developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) incubator called BharOS. This software can be installed on commercial devices. - shelf phones. It is said to provide a safe environment for users and make a significant contribution to Atmanirbhar Bharat. BharOS services are currently offered to organizations with strict privacy and security requirements, whose users handle sensitive data that requires confidential communication in restricted mobile applications. Such users need access to private cloud services through private 5G networks.

BharOS is developed by JandK Operations Private Limited (JandKops), and incubated by IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation, a Section 8 (Non-Profit) company established by IIT Madras.

BharOS comes with no default apps (NDA). This means that users are not forced to use apps they may not know or trust. Additionally, this approach gives users more control over which apps can access their device, as they can only allow trusted apps to access certain features or data on the device.

BharOS provides access to trusted applications from organization-based Private Application Store Services (PASS). PASS provides access to a curated list of apps that have been thoroughly vetted and meet certain security and privacy standards for organizations. This means that users can be sure that the apps they install are safe to use and have been checked for potential security holes or privacy issues.

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