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open source

Computer software that may be used, modified, or distributed to others without violation of the original developer's license or patent.
open-source, adjective
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As mentioned above, the Bharat 1 runs on a forked version of Android and thus we can expect limited support for Android Apps from it.
The device is powered by a 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and runs a forked version of Android v4.2.
The smartphone runs on Silent Circle's own forked version of Android, named Silent OS.
The devices included in the effort are the Lumia 630, Lumia 735, Lumia 930, Lumia 830, Lumia 1520 and Nokia X (a non-Lumia device and instead runs a forked version of Android).
Therefore, the entire interface looks like a forked version of iOS and this means no app drawers but it works fine and we had no complaints except that we would have liked this even more if it had an app drawer and a more Android like feel to the UI.
Apparently, the report also states that Nokia is rather taking Amazon's lead, working on a forked version of Android that will not be associated with Google services, implying that Nokia will full leverage over the device's OS, much like the Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet range.