Samsung’s range of Galaxy devices supported Indic languages but the company is going further to localise its product for the second largest telecom market. Starting today, user interface and apps on Samsung Galaxy devices will support 9 Indian languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati. The language support will arrive on Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Tab 3 from today and will expand to other smartphones and tablets in the coming weeks.
This is a good initiative by Samsung as it gives consumers an option to use high-end devices in their local language and not English alone.
Samsung will also work with app developers to support Indian languages and as a start, Facebook for Android, Facebook Messenger, Chaton, Gmail, Newshunt and Reverie PhoneBook app are the first few apps to take advantage of the supported languages.
Samsung has also confirmed other apps like Bharat Matrimony, Ganesh speak, India property, Times of India, BSE and Mydala will also support these Indian languages.