New Delhi: JNDK Operations, a non-profit company that was set up at IIT Madras, has created Trust, which competes with Android and iOS.
The new open-source operating system, which supports a wide variety of gadgets such as mobile phones, desktop computers and laptops, emphasizes privacy and security. Users will not be able to establish trusts until a future date, although that date is not yet known.
The development of an operating system in India that guarantees security, privacy and compatibility represents significant progress on several fronts.
It is clear that Bharos will promote the use of domestic technology as well as reduce dependence on foreign operating systems. We all know that the latest native mobile operating system can lead to brand-new worlds of exploration.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is funding BHAROSA as a step towards "Atmanirbhar Bharat" or an independent India. It aims to give users a secure OS environment.
The 1000 million mobile phone users in India are the target market for the native mobile operating system. According to the developers, it can be installed on commercially available mobile phones.
Despite its current limited use, Trust appears to be more specialized than Android and iOS. The new OS supports Native Over the Air (NOTA) updates, enabling automatic installation of security updates and bug fixes without the need for user intervention. The current default browser and messaging programs are DuckDuckGo and Signal.
No Default Apps (NDA) is a feature of BharOS that frees users from using or maintaining pre-installed applications. This is important in light of the fact that some pre-installed apps may reduce device performance or battery life.
The OS uses Private App Store Services (PASS), which categorizes apps according to security, indicating that only apps that meet PASS standards will be accepted.
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The company has not yet announced the public release date of the OS. Users of Android and iOS devices will be able to test the operating system once it is launched for the general public by making some adjustments to the settings and boot storage.
Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and IT Ashwini Vaishnav said during Bharos launch that there will be many challenges and many people will work to prevent the success of any such system. He also suggested changing the name of the OS to "Bharosa", meaning trust, by adding an "a" at the end.