Samsung Mobiles will now feature User Interface in Nine different regional languages. These languages will be supported by Samsung Galaxy Grand, Grand S4 and Tab 3 starting from today. This facility will be further extended to low end devices starting from Galaxy Star within a month.
These languages include Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati and company plans on adding more languages to this list. Users can now access several Apps like Bharat Matrimony, BSE, Ganesh Speaks etc, from Samsung App stores in the language they feel most comfortable in.
Speaking on the occasion, stated Mr Kiran Karnik , “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 . I think 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. I see Indian mobile telephony on the threshold of a new wave, driven by not only data consumption in English but in regional languages as well.”
“We are excited to be part of Samsung’s initiative on development and proliferation of Indian Language based Applications on mobiles for the Indian masses. We have launched the Reverie PhoneBook Application on Samsung Smart Phones, which allows users for the first time, to use phonebook in the language of their choice. Currently the languages supported on the Reverie PhoneBook are Hindi, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and English. The Reverie PhoneBook Application is available on Samsung App Store free of cost till Dec 31, 2013, “said Arvind Pani, Co-Founder & CEO of Reverie Language Technologies.