Samsung Launches 9 Indian Languages UI; Ropes in Startup Reverie, Facebook


Samsung Launches 9 Indian Languages UI; Ropes in Startup Reverie, Facebook

Phone maker Samsung Electronics has launched user interfaces in 9 Indian languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Gujarati.

The Indian languages will be supported on Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Tab 3 from today, Samsung said. Popular applications like Bharat Matrimony, Ganesh speak and BSE amongst hundreds of other applications will soon be available in vernacular language for users.

Samsung will work with content providers and app developers for more regional content.

Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and IT, Samsung India said

We will increase the number of devices that offer regional language content and experience from next month onwards as well as enhance the bouquet of languages for our consumers.

Reverie has launched a PhoneBook application in Hindi, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and English which will be free till the end of 2013. Facebook for Android and Facebook Messenger on Samsung will also support 9 Indian languages.

Last year, Reverie had launced an SDK for app developers to enable text display, typing and transliteration in multiple languages. The Reverie engine was also powering Indian language support in messaging app Plustxt, which was recently acquired by One97.

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