Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnaw successfully tested ‘BharOS,’ an IIT Madras-developed Made-in-India mobile operating system.
Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Ministers, successfully tested “BharOS,” an indigenous operating system developed by IIT Madras, on Tuesday.
“Poor people of the country will be the main beneficiary of a strong, indigenous, dependable and self-reliant digital infrastructure. ‘BharOS’ is a successful step towards data privacy,” Pradhan said.
JandK Operations Private Limited (JandKops) created BharOS, which was incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.
The system is compatible with commercially available handsets. BharOS services are currently provided to organisations with stringent privacy and security requirements, and whose users handle sensitive information that necessitates confidential communications on restricted mobile apps.
BharOS comes with no default apps. This means that users are not forced to use apps that they may not be familiar with or that they may not trust.
Furthermore, this approach gives users more control over the permissions that apps have on their device, as they can limit access to certain features or data on their device to apps they trust.