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Google is ready to cooperate with the CCI (Competition Commission of India), but it is also facing a lot of criticism for its monopoly in Android OS, where it pushes its own apps as default apps, resulting in a major privacy issue. But the intelligent minds of young India have cracked this problem and made an operating system named BharOS, which works the same as Android and iOS.
Discover What BharOS is All About ?
JandK Operations Private Limited (JandKops), a non-profit corporation hatched at IIT Madras, created BharOS, an AOSP (Android Open Source Project)-based operating system. Despite the fact that this project is built on Android, it does not include any Android apps or software applications.
BharOS is a 100% ‘Make in India’ initiative that is both safe and simple to use. It is expected to help India’s 100 million smartphone users by providing a more secure and private mobile operating system. The numerous features of BharOS is privacy and user’s security, and a step to “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
Discover BharOS Functions
While BharOS is recognized as an indigenous operating system, it is still based on AOSP, therefore in terms of functionality and UI, it is quite similar to Google’s stock Android. Not only that, but BharOS comes with no pre-built apps. Because there are no pre-installed programmes, users may sideload any software they choose. However, sideloading an APK may jeopardize the device’s security and make it more susceptible to hackers.
To overcome that problem, BharOS is developed, some of the functions are listed below
- BharOS is a Privacy focused operating system, in which there are no native applications pre – installed.
- It has its own App Store which is named ‘Pass’ from which you can only install applications or software containing privacy or security verified.
- BharOS gives top priority to Security and Privacy
- It Supports NOTA (Native Over the Air Update), through which your phone hardware will get update automatically after a period of time.
- Because it uses Android ASOP, it will become easy for android developers to push their app on this operating system.
Will BharOS Replace Android ?
Technically, BharOS is similar to Android’s Google OS. It is, in reality, built on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project). The primary distinction between BharOS and Google’s Android OS is that BharOS will not have Google services and will be a barebones operating system that enables users to install programmes of their own choosing.
There is no proper answer for this question. It will be dependent upon the future of OS, like how it will work in ecosystems where others are working well. How many devices would you be able to use? In my opinion, I think it would not replace Android but work with it. As it is basically a ROM that has been developed using an ASOP, developing ROMs is simple, and many developers in India have made ROMs that support privacy and security features, for example, Griffin OS or Griffin ROM. This operating system could only work when it is available on the devices of a particular brand or when they make their own mobile phone brand instead. Otherwise, it is tough to survive in this race.
Find Out When You Can Get Your Hands on It
As of now, there is no information related to the launch of BharOS. Unlike Windows OS, a single build of BharOS cannot be installed on all Android phones, and the team behind BharOS should optimise the OS for each smartphone model for it to run smoothly. As a result, BharOS would be limited to a few devices.
While the rumours say that the BharOS will be compatible with the Google Pixel, the model is still unclear to developers. When it’s made available, one might have to unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery image to flash BharOS on an Android smartphone, the same as we do with any other ROM.