IIT incubated firm develops indigenous Mobile Operating System

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An IIT Madras incubated firm has developed an indigenous mobile operating system  'Bharos’ that can benefit India's 100 crore mobile phone users.

About Mobile Operating System 'Bharos’

  • The software, named 'Bharos', can be installed on commercial off-the-shelf handsets.

  • It was developed by JandK Operations Pvt Ltd (JandKops), a company set up by the IIT Madras Innovative Technologies Foundation.

  • It provides a secure environment for the users and is a significant contribution towards 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

  • It provides access to trusted apps from organisation-specific Private App Store Services (PASS).

  • A PASS provides access to a curated list of apps that have been thoroughly tested and have met certain security and privacy standards of organisations.

  • Its users can be rest assured that the apps they are installing are safe to use.

  • It comes under No Default Apps (NDA). That means users can't be forced to use apps they don't know about or can't trust.

  • Bharos provides 'Native Over The Air' (NOTA) updates that can help keep devices secure.

  • NOTA updates are automatically downloaded and installed on the device without the user needing to manually initiate the process.

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