Govt Of India Can Launch A New Mobile Operating System: Here’s The Reason Why?
The Indian government is contemplating the creation of a policy to facilitate the development of an indigenous operating system (OS).
Alternative To Android, iOS
An OS is the main software of any computer and mobile device that combines the entire hardware and software system for effective functioning of the OS.
The Made In India OS would serve as an alternative to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.
Since those two dominate the smartphone ecosystem, the MeitY and the Government of India are interested in creating a new handset OS.
It is currently exploring capabilities within start-up and academic ecosystems to begin development.
To Achieve Multi-Fold Growth By 2026
Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar along with Minister for Communications and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw unveiled the second volume of Vision Document on Electronics Manufacturing prepared by the ICEA.
Industry body ICEA or India Cellular & Electronics Association counts Apple, Lava, Foxconn, Dixon etc as its members.
The document lays out a road map for achieving $300 billion electronics manufacturing in India by 2026 from the current level of $75 billion.
To Develop Indian Alternative In Every Category
It also seeks to achieve electronics exports worth $120 billion, from the current level of $15 billion.
All of this is part of the Centre’s desire to create domestic “champions” in every leading product category.
To facilitate that, India has opened its doors to foreign direct investment as well as equity.
Make Use Of PLI To Enhance Growth
Chandrasekhar said that the number of foreign banks has increased in India.
He continued, “For the first time, the stock market and public markets are financing and investing in technology start-ups and companies.”
He named Lava, Dixon and Boat as some of the companies in the tech space which have been able to raise capital, equity which they “did not have six years ago.”
He said that a production-linked incentive tool will encourage various manufacturing segments and “it will depend on the definition of technology product and which ministry should govern it.”