Government of India wants to create mobile OS to compete with Android and iOS

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 27, 2022
Updated 2022/01/27 at 4:04 AM

It is no secret that the smartphone market is a true duopoly these days, with the vast majority, or almost all, of all devices launched working only with the android or iOS. This centralized control in the two companies ends up bothering some people, one of them is the government of indiathat is studying to encourage a new system to compete with the two.

Whoever says this is the Union’s Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekharto the portal The Economic Timesvia Android Authority. Rajeev says that the Asian country’s government is planning a policy that would encourage and enable the creation of a home mobile system.

However, creating your own system is not an easy task and that only an incentive policy can make it a reality. Therefore, the government is first investigating whether startups and local academic institutions are able to of being able to create this new operating system.

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“There is no third party (mobile operating system). So, in many ways, there is tremendous interest in MeitY and the government of India in even creating a new device operating system. We are talking to people. We are looking into a policy for that.”
– The Union’s Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, told The Economic Times.

Development won’t be easy

As pointed out by Android Authorityefforts to create a system concurrent with the android and iOS is not new, with several previous failed attempts, such as the blackberry 10, bad OS, tizen, Windows Phone and WebOS. Therefore, planning has to take these previous attempts into account, and try not to go wrong where these systems went wrong.

One of the main points that should be decisive for the success of the Indian operating system is the support for applications android. This might be the quickest solution to create an attractive system for users, but this solution would still be tied to the android. But we will only know how the government of india intends to carry out her home operating system in the future when she reveals her plans publicly.


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Source: AndroidAuthority, The Economic Times

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