Karbonn Mobiles is an Indian smartphone maker well known for its low-end Android smartphones. Today, Karbonn mobiles tied up with Indus OS, India’s first regional OS. Indus OS has gained lot of popularity in recent times and is a multi-lingual OS based on Android.
The OS has a wider audience when compared to iOS and Windows with more than 4 million active users. The Operating system offers English and 12 other languages including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. This helps users interact with the phone in their native language. has already partnered with Micromax, Celkon and Swipe to ship phones with Indus OS. Phones like the Micromax Canvas Juice 4, Micromax Elite 4, Bolt D303 and a few others currently run Indus OS out of the box.
With the Karbonn partnership, Indus aims to increase their range of smartphones running the OS. After the partnership with Karbonn, Rakesh Deshmukh, CEO, Indus OS said, “Our partnership with Karbonn is a testimony that smartphone brands are recognizing the need for a regional language smartphone ecosystem in India. It is a young homegrown brand, differentiated by its efforts to create a simplistic experience for the Indian users, much like us. They are a fast growing company and we are glad to partner up in the next leg of their growth phase.”
The operating system has its own Indus keyboard which helps users type and translate text to their native language. It also offers auto-correction and matra-prediction features in 12 languages. The OS also has its own regional App marketplace called App Bazaar. Indus OS had also collaborated with the Govt. of India’s Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) to introduce OS integrated text-to-speech (TTS) technology in 6 regional languages in June this year.