Smartphone giant Samsung announced that its Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets will now support content and user interface in nine Indian languages. The company has partnered with Reverie Language Technologies for this initiative and will offer support for Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujrati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
Vineet Taneja, country head, Samsung Mobile India said that it aims to bring the Android experience to the masses with local language support. This iniative is aimed at first-time internet users and non-English speaking masses of the company, he said.
Smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Grand, along with the Galaxy Tab 3 series will support the nine languages. The company said that its entry-level Android model Galaxy Star will begin supporting the same from this month, while the rest of the devices in the portfolio will be able to provide content and interface over the next two months.
Users will now be able to access applications from Samsung App Store in local languages, under categories like games, entertainment, lifestyle, utility, business and devotion. Some of the apps available in nine languages on Samsung phones include The Times Of India, Facebook, Gmail, Mydala, BSE and Bharat Matrimony, among others. The South Korean manufacturer also said that the number of local languages being supported will increase gradually.
Samsung announced that it will work with content providers and app developers to create more regional apps.