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BharOS: IIT Madras-backed J and K Operations develop indigenous smartphone OS

The BharOS can be installed on off the shelf handsets and has no pre-installed apps

January 20, 2023 / 05:18 PM IST
(Image: IIT Madras stone plaque)

(Image: IIT Madras stone plaque)

A firm incubated by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation and funded by the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) has developed an Indigenous operating system for use with off the shelf commercial handsets.

BharOS, developed by J and K Pvt. Ltd., is a lightweight, bloat-free mobile operating system that can be installed on commercial handsets, according to a report by The Hindu.

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IIT touts the OS as part of the AatmaNirbhar Bharat campaign, and it has stringent privacy and security standards for installation of apps.