Indus OS, a Custom ROM based on Android OS is developed and designed in India, has overtaken iOS, Windows and Cyanogen in terms of market share to emerge as the 2nd most popular OS in India. As per Counterpoint Market Research, Q1 FY 2016-17 saw a total of 24.8 million smartphone devices sold in India, of which 1.4 million devices were powered by Indus OS. The operating system is currently available in 12 Indian languages, adding close to half million OS activations every month, and growing at 150%.
Said Rakesh Deshmukh, CEO, Indus OS, “At Indus OS, our aim is to place the power of mobile technology into the hands of the next emerging billion. We have seen an overwhelming response so far – we expect to be on one in every six devices sold in India by 2017, with a total of 100 million customers by 2018.”
Indus OS has complete regional ecosystem, with patented keyboards, auto-correction, matra-prediction features, and transliteration support. It also has its own store named App Bazaar.
Indus OS is currently present across 25 handset models.
“Indus OS is not just a technology product – it’s a mission where government, linguists, tech geeks, mobile brands and thousands of developers are coming together to provide technology to the next billion users,” said Rakesh Deshmukh.
Indus OS recently won TiE50 (Silicon Valley) Top Start-Up Award 2016. It was also awarded Economic Times Telecom Award 2016 for ‘Innovation in Developing OEM Product’.