HTC to bring Hindi, Tamil and Marathi language support to Android phones

HTC has announced that it has started rolling out a software update for its One series, Desire C and V smartphones. This software update will bring full language support for Hindi, Tamil and Marathi languages.

Users will be able to read and write in Hindi, Tamil and Marathi through all messaging functions on HTC smartphones launched this year.

Full Press Release:

HTC ANNOUNCES FULL INDIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR HTC ONE AND DESIRE FAMILY OF SMARTPHONES

Users can read and write in Hindi, Tamil and Marathi and view Bengali script

New Delhi, July 16, 2012-HTC, a global designer of smartphones, today became the first global smartphone brand to roll out full language support for Hindi, Tamil and Marathi on its range of innovative smartphones. Users will be able to read and write in Hindi, Tamil and Marathi through all messaging functions on HTC smartphones launched this year, while browsing the Internet and all applications available through Google Play. These include HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC One V, Desire C and  Desire V,  In addition, users will also be able to view a fourth language, Bengali, on selected applications available on Google Play.  With this rollout, HTC has kept its promise of integrating full native language support for its smartphones in India, beginning with the HTC Explorer in Q4 20111.

“HTC is committed to helping Indian consumers communicate easily through a more intuitive mobile experience, which can only be offered with full Indian language capability on their smartphones,” said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager, HTC India. “HTC continues to be the smartphone brand of choice for the India market due to our focus on what the consumer needs, and delivering that in an encompassing, holistic manner.”

Availability

Reading and writing capability for Hindi, Tamil and Marathi will be made available on  HTC Desire C and Desire V, sold in India through an automatic software update that will be downloadable by users starting from today. Bengali language viewing capability will be available from August 2012.

Reading and writing capability for Hindi, Tamil and Marathi, and Bengali language viewing capability will be made available on all HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V smartphones sold in India through an automatic software update that will be downloadable by users from  August 2012.


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3 thoughts on “HTC to bring Hindi, Tamil and Marathi language support to Android phones

    neil

    (October 24, 2012 - 1:59 pm)

    Thanks to HTC for working on Indian languages especially on my native language,Marathi..

    ajay kumar uttam

    (August 14, 2012 - 12:37 pm)

    much thank for htc supporting indian language specially hindi .

    Benjamin

    (July 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm)

    Congratulation of HTC for enabling Tamil SMS messaging. It is private companies such as these which are taking Tamil language to the phones without any co-operation from the TN government. TN goverment should offer at least tax intensive (like VAT discounts) all the participating manufacturers providing with Tamil SMS and T9 support and should make it easy for distribution of such handsets. TN should government should show support all such handsets by placing order for these handsets the official use purposes.

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