Samsung has announced that its Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets such as Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Tab 3 series will provide content and interface nine Indian languages. These languages are- Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati.
Content in all the nine languages will also be accessible at the Samsung App Store. Apps such as Bharat Matrimony, Ganesh speak, India Property, Times of India, BSE and Mydala, etc. will soon be available in these languages too. Users will be able to chat on social networking clients such as Chaton, Facebook, Gmail and Newshunt in any of these languages. The company said that its entry-level Android model Galaxy Star will begin supporting the content in these languages from this August, others will get the support in couple of months. For this Samsung has joined hands with Reverie Language Technologies.The company said that the initiative is aimed at non-English speaking people and those using internet for the first time. This will bring them the support local language.Access to regional language content will not only give a strong fillip to data consumption on the mobile platform, but will empower millions of Indians who are not fluent in English. The industry as a whole needs to take this initiative forward with the developers creating good quality content, service providers giving attractive packages to boost data consumption and manufacturers improving the overall mobile experience.
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