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Tech-tonic shift: Govt looks to take on iOS, Android with Indian OS

Move to build IndOS comes at a time when Google is under CCI scrutiny

Tech-tonic shift: Govt looks to take on iOS, Android with Indian OS
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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
India is working on a project to create an indigenous mobile operating system, tentatively titled IndOS, which is an initiative of the government, start-ups, and academia.

Top sources in the government say the objective is to create competition for Google’s Android in the mobile operating system market (accounting for over 97 per cent share) along with the Apple’s iOS, which comprises a smaller share.
 
Confirming the development, a senior government official said, “India is one of the largest mobile device markets in the globe. Our objective is to create a secure Indian mobile operating system that could also create choices

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First Published: Jan 15 2023 | 10:45 PM IST

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