Following the path of Samsung, Microsoft, the domestic handset maker Micromax is planning to develop its own OS along with services and apps, which runs across different devices including phones, tablets, televisions and wearables.
In an exclusive interview with ET, Micromax Co-founder Vikas Jain mentioned, that the company is planning to develop the forked Android, a platform developed on Google's open source mobileOS. Moreover, he revealed that the first smartphone with the new OS will be available for sale by the end of financial year.
Meanwhile, the forked Android OS is believed to be developing by a software company based out of Bangalore, where around 75 members in the design team were acquired from Nokia R&D in Beijing.
This new OS team led by Micromax technology head Ashish Agarwal, also said that the company is closer to the Indian consumers with better understanding of the local market and insights, which will help them to build right kind of OS with customizations.
As of now, the Micromax sits comfortably in the 2nd position which closed its fiscal 2015 with Rs 11,000 crore of revenue on the smartphones segment and 3rd in the tablet arena with 9% share for the quarter ended March 2015.