Gmail for Feature Phones Gets More Indic Language Support

    March 28, 2013
    Josh Wolford

Google has just announced that they have rolled out support for 6 new Indic languages on Gmail for features phones.

“Indian culture is diverse, with more than 100 languages and thousands of alphabets used every day. Depending on where you are, you might hear anything from Gujarati to Bengali and Tamil to Urdu. If you’re a speaker of these languages and use a feature phone, communicating is about to get a little easier,” says Google.

The 6 new languages supported are Bengali,Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.

All you have to do is go to your settings and pick which language you want. All 6 new languages should be options as of right now.

“Some 500 million new users from around the world will join the Internet between now and 2015. Since most will experience the web for the first time on a mobile device, it’s important that people everywhere can communicate in the language they know best.” says Google Localization product manager Ian Hill.

Making Gmail access easier to an area with a dense, tech-loving population is smart and beneficial – for both the people speaking the Indic languages and for Google themselves.


Josh Wolford
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