‘Govt mulling policy to facilitate indigenous operating system'
Millennium Post Delhi|January 25, 2022
At present, mobile phones are dominated by two operating systems Google’s Android & Apple’s iOS, MoS for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said

He along with Minister for Communications and IT Ashwani Vaishnaw released the second volume of Vision Document on Electronics Manufacturing prepared by the industry body ICEA whose members include Apple, Lava, Foxconn, Dixon etc

NEW DELHI: The government is planning to come up with a policy that will facilitate an ecosystem for the industry to create an indigenous operating system as an alternative to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Monday.

At present, mobile phones are dominated by two operating systems - Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS that are driving the hardware ecosystem as well, the minister said.

“There is no third one. Therefore, in a lot of ways there is tremendous interest in MeitY and in the Government of India to even create a new handset operating system. We are talking to people. We are looking at a policy for that,” Chandrasekhar said.

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