Online Security Now Offered to 3 Million Indus OS Users through AVG AntiVirus
Adding value to more than 3.5 million users of its regional operating system, Indus OS has announced it will now make AVG AntiVirus and AVG Cleaner from AVG® Technologies - the online security company, available on App Bazaar, to protect users from online threats. App Bazaar is the world’s first regional language and fastest-growing app marketplace, from the Indus OS stable, creating a regional language app ecosystem with a monthly cumulative app download rate of 130%.
“Our primary aim, at Indus OS, is to democratize the Internet, by merging language with technology, making it easier, more personal, and convenient. App Bazaar is one such way that we’re putting the power back into the hands of the end users, and I’m happy to have AVG aboard, to protect our 3 million + App Bazaar users from online threats, malware and viruses,” said Rakesh Deshmukh, CEO Indus OS.
“AVG aims to keep everyone who wants to go online protected from threats. Distributing AVG AntiVirus through App Bazaar will help us safeguard the next 300 million people in South Asia who will be connecting to the internet via smartphones for the first time. App Bazaar’s easy accessible to regional language users, and we are pleased to help them deliver even more value to their users” said Peter Turner, General Manager, Consumer for AVG.
Offering apps and digital content in 12 different languages, App Bazaar currently has more than 25,000 apps, and is part of Indus OS, the world’s first Regional Smartphone Operating System. As per a Counterpoint research report for Q1 FY 2016-17, Indus OS is now the 2nd most popular OS in the country, overtaking iOS and Windows. Indus OS recently won the prestigious TiE50 (Silicon Valley) Top Start-Up Award 2016. It was also awarded the prestigious Economic Times Telecom Award 2016 for ‘Innovation in Developing OEM Product’.
About Indus OS
Indus OS is addressing Digital India’s biggest challenge - to develop technology to cater to the economic, social and regional diversity. In our mission, we are using the smartphone as the medium to connect the digital world with the masses.
Indus OS’s team has developed the world’s first Regional Operating System made especially for the regional language user. We are the first to meet the real needs of India’s regional language speaking citizens through simplification, localization and content.
Indus OS also recently signed a first-of-its-kind MoU with the Government of India’s Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) to develop a native operating system with integrated text-to-speech technology in regional languages.
The company recently raised USD 5 million Series A funding led by Omidyar Network and is also funded by angel investors such as Snapdeal co-founders Rohit Bansal and Kunal Bahl, Quikr founder Pranay Chulet and InMobi co-founders Naveen Tewari and Amit Gupta, Hari Padmanabhan (founder of Insyst Technologies, which was acquired by 3i Infotech) and Mayank Singhal from Temasek.