Indian handset maker, Karbonn has joined hands with multi-lingual domestic operating system brand Indus OS. Though the company has not said anything about its future products, we can expect Karbonn to announce new devices with Indus OS soon.
Earlier, Micromax, Celkon and Swipe had launched devices with Indus OS. Micromax Unite 3 which was launched in May 2015, was the first smartphone to come with Indus OS. Do note that Indus OS is based on the Android operating system itself and devices based on the customised OS have access to Google Play store as well.
“Our partnership with Karbonn is a testimony that smartphone brands are recognising the need for a regional language smartphone ecosystem in India,” said Rakesh Deshmukh, Co-Founder and CEO, Indus OS, in a statement.
“The growing consumption of regional language content on mobile phones is a clear indicator of the need for localising the Smartphone ecosystem for bridging the gaping digital divide,” added Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles and Jaina Group.
The first “made in India” operating system Indus OS aims to be on one in every six smartphone devices in India by 2017.
(With inputs from IANS)