BharOS: IIT Madras-incubated company brings Atmanirbhar "BharOS" for smartphones

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Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/gadgets-news/iit-madras-incubated-developer-brings-atmanirbhar-bharos-for-smartphones/articleshow/97138785.cms

I have been trying to see if there are any articles on the internals of the OS but all articles seem to be more or less same to the article above.

I wonder whether it's some Android fork, Linux fork (postmarketos) or built from scratch. Also whether it is open source or not.
 
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I doubt that this would have widespread adoption. Unless govt. mandates OEMs to install it or these guys also produce a handset that uses this.

Anyone know about "Freedom phone" in the US?
 

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Reading some articles gives the feeling that it is basically a fork of Android/AOSP/LineageOS with no default proprietary apps and a closed app store containing curated apps for the security conscious government departments. Something like Sandes. Theoretically.
 
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Any source for this.

If it's a fork of AOSP then what's really special about it? There are like a gazillion AOSP based ROMs, some even made by Indians which doesn't make this the first indigenous ROM.

But yeah, using this for government departments makes sense from a security POV.
 
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Should have chosen to base it on postmarketos or some such. By forking AOSP they are still relying on Google upstream.
 

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**www.reddit.com/r/developersIndia/c...urce=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Hmm...
 

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RumbaMon19

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Honestly, would have been better if they just took AOSP & built over it instead of taking a custom ROM & building over that, trying to say its developed here. Hopefully we get more info soon.

Too much work and creativity required for that. As I said, that creativity has long flown to Abroad colleges.
 
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