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Samsung Rolls Out Indic Interface For 9 Languages; Content Tie-Ups

Handset maker Samsung is rolling out Indic user interface in nine languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati to select Android based smartphones and tablets. Availability: The company says that these languages will be supported on the Android smartphones Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Grand and Android tablet Galaxy Tab 3 starting today. It plans to expand it to the entry level Android smartphone Galaxy Star later this month and plans to expand the number of languages offered and the number of supported devices from next month onwards. However, there is currently no information on whether the company plans to roll out this interface through an over the air update or through any other means. We have contacted Samsung and will update once we get a response. Remember, Google had recently introduced system wide support for Hindi through the Android 4.3 update last month, although Udupi-based Robosoft had beat them to that much earlier, by rolling out Indic enabled Android phone with support for five Indic languages (Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam) in April 2012. HTC had also rolled out full language support for Hindi, Tamil and Marathi to select phones in its HTC One and Desire smartphones series in June 2012. What's also not clear yet is whether this rollout is more of a localization support or it includes writing support for the above mentioned Indic languages as well. That being said, there are several third party keyboard apps like Swiftkey, Swype and Adaptxt among others, which now allows users to write in Indic languages. Google had also launched a Hindi input and transliteration application in March 2013. Indic Content Besides Indic…

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