- NEW DELHI: Micromax is set to go the Xiaomi, Microsoft and Samsung way. The homegrown company is developing its own operating system as well as a suite of services and apps which will run across its phones, tablets, televisions and wearables, as it goes up the value chain to differentiate itself from increasing competition.
Spearheaded by former Amazon executive Ashish Agrawal, who is the new technology head at Micromax, the OS will be a forked Android – a platform developed on Google’s open source mobile OS. The first smartphones with the new OS will be available by the end of this financial year and they will be affordably priced, Micromax cofounder Vikas Jain told ET.
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