Indian startups and scientists, under the auspices of the government, are creating their own mobile operating system. According to expectations, an OS called IndOS will become competitive with Apple and Google, according to Business Standard.

An Indian official, who wished to remain anonymous, told the publication that his state “is one of the world’s largest mobile device markets.” It currently needs a secure domestic mobile OS that will provide “choice and competition in the Indian market”.

Now 97% of Indian users use Android, the publication notes.

So far, there is no data on the timing of the project. It is also unknown which manufacturers’ devices will receive IndOS.

Earlier we wrote that the Swiss startup Apostrophy AG presented the first anonymous operating system for smartphones. The event took place at the World Economic Forum in Davos.