Indus OS has overtaken global giants such as iOS, Windows and Cyanogen to emerge as the 2nd most popular OS in India.
Counterpoint Market Research says 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 indigenous operating system is currently available in 12 Indian languages, adding close to half million OS activations every month, and growing at a whopping 150%; the company expects to double this number within 6 months.
The award-winning platform boasts of a first-ever and complete regional ecosystem, with patented keyboards, auto-correction, matra-prediction features, and transliteration support. App Bazaar, the regional app marketplace for Indus OS, is today, the world’s fastest growing regional marketplace.
Over 90% Indus OS users have activated App Bazaar and over 75% users use it on a monthly basis. Today, it has over 25,000 regional language apps on its platform, and allows users to download and pay for apps without any credit cards or email identification.
Indus OS is currently present across 25 handset models. The Government of India has also been a key partner in Indus OS’ growth story. In December 2015, Indus OS collaborated with the Ministry of Communications and IT’s DeitY (Department of Electronics and IT) to introduce text-to-speech technology in regional languages. Indus OS aims to be the vehicle to distribute regional language technologies and digitally power Indian masses.
Indus OS recently won the prestigious TiE50 (Silicon Valley) Top Start-Up Award 2016. It was also awarded the prestigious Economic Times Telecom Award 2016 for ‘Innovation in Developing OEM Product’.
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