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BharOS Made In India Operating System: On 24th of January 2023. The country’s first indigenous mobile operating system was tested for the first time by Ashwini Vaishnaw (the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of Communications, Electronics & IT). The Department of Science and Technology financially supported the J and K Operations Pvt. Lmt, a firm of IIT- Madras, for this mission. Learn more about the BharOS, Made In India Operating System.
BharOS Made In India Operating System.
The AOSP based, BharOS made in India is expected to be a rival for Android and iOS. It is said to be more reliable OS in the market than the previous ones. Towards the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” scheme, this project will liberate India from the international OS. This is an overview table for the Made in India Operating system, BharOS.
|Based on||Android Open Source Project (AOSP)|
|Category||Mobile Operating System|
|Firm||J and K Operations Private Limited (JandKops)|
|Set||Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT)|
|Funded by||Department of Science and Technology, Government of India|
|Announcement||19th January 2023|
|Testing||24th January 2023|
Features of the BharOS
These are a few characteristics of this operating system which are quite striking to the audience:
- BharOS is said to be more secure and provides privacy to the user.
- It follows NDA (No Default App) protocol.
- This feature will let the users be the sole decision-maker regarding the apps they wish to keep on their devices.
- Private App Store Services will ensure only safe/privacy-oriented apps are available for the user.
- Direct download and installation of the applications using NOTA (Natively Over the Air) feature.
- Encrypted file storage, sandboxing and kernel patch protection.
- For security it will provided a secure boot loader, secure boot process and secured update techniques.
Current Status of BharOS
Those who have already used this AOSP claim that BharOS is not only different but also better than the other Operating Systems. Once the project is up and operating, it might compete with the current OS in the market. Union Ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Dharmendra Pradhan tested BharOS on Tuesday. The event turned out to be a great success.
The BharOS is currently working with DuckDuckGo as a default search engine and Signal as a messaging application. Developers have not yet announced the availability of downloading the indigenous operating system. For now, the customers of BharOs are limited to companies having confidentiality and security necessities. BharOS is presently inaccessible to ordinary individuals.
Difference between BharOS and Android
The BharOS is being compared to the currently most dominating Operating System Android, as they both based on AOSP project.
The difference between the two is that BharOs does not have any pre-installed applications like Google Maps, Gmail and Google Meet etc., While Android doesn’t reply to the NDA policy of the new Operating System. The user gets all these applications previously installed when they buy the device Operated by the Android.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is BharOS?
BharOS is an Indian Operating System for mobile devices similar to Android and iOS.
How is BharOS different from Android?
BharOS is different from Androids in terms of NDA. There will not be any Default apps in the devices as long as the user doesn’t want them.
Can I use Android Applications in Bhar OS?
As BharOS is based on AOSP users can use Android Applications.
How can I download BharOS on my device?
Currently, the BharOS is only available for companies that have security and privacy priorities. It is yet not generalised for ordinary people.
Who made BharOS?
BharOS was developed by the JandKops, a Not for Profit firm set in IIT Madras.
How can I replace my current OS with the BharOS?
The developers have not provided any information regarding the replacement of the OS.