Samsung has launched its user interface in 9 Indian regional languages, probably with a view to attract more customers towards its Galaxy range of handheld gadgets. It could be that Samsung is feeling threatened with the sudden influx of homegrown companies like Micromax, Lava, iBall, Intex and more in the markets of India and is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that it continues to have an upper hand in the smartphone and tablet segment.
Initially, the new user interface will only be made available on select gadgets and it will gradually be rolled out to the entire series. As of now, owners of the Galaxy Grand and Galaxy S4 handsets as well as the Galaxy Tab 3 slates will be able to view content in languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil. These are in addition to those languages which are already supported by the phone. The South Korean manufacturer has also revealed that the Galaxy Star will receive the UI update before the end of this month.
And that’s not quite all. Users will also find a number of applications in these regional tongues at the company’s proprietary app store. Some utilities like Ganesha Speak, Times of India, BSE, Mydala, Bharat Matrimony and India Property amongst others will be made available in these languages. And what should be noted is that Facebook, ChatOn, Newshunt and Gmail will also support them sooner rather than later.
The all new Samsung interface has already been rolled out in these Indian languages for the aforementioned smartphones and tablets from the Android-based Galaxy range.