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India tests domestic operating system after Google antitrust setback

BharOS developed by startup incubated at government-owned institute

Commuters in Mumbai watch videos on their mobile phones. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been pushing for self-reliance to boost and promote everything from local manufacturing to domestic startups.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India's government on Tuesday tested locally developed mobile operating system BharOS, a move seen as challenging the dominance of Google's Android just days after the U.S. giant suffered a major antitrust setback in the country.

The government endorsement of the operating system comes after Google lost its fight in India's Supreme Court to block an antitrust order that will force the company to change how it markets its Android operating system.

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