Well that escalated quickly: India demos homebrew mobile OS, BharOS

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BharOS is based on the Linux kernel and is apparently incapable of running malware

A mere week after an Indian government official teased the possibility the nation could create its own mobile OS to challenge the dominance of Google and Apple, minister for education and minister of skill development & entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has demonstrated just such an OS at work and endorsed it as the sort of the India should be doing.

The OS is called BharOS and was announced last week by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

The OS is reported to ship with no pre-loaded apps, and to share no user data. Only private app stores work with the OS.

Pradhan claimed the OS is incapable of running malware, without elaboration.