HTC, long runners in the smartphone race, have rolled out full language support for Hindi, Tamil and Marathi on their range of smartphones. Users will be able to read and write in Hindi, Tamil and Marathi through all messaging functions on HTC smartphones launched this year, and also while browsing the Internet or using applications available through Google Play. The smartphones supported include the 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 select 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 2011.
“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.”
HTC going native with regional language support
Reading and writing capabilities for Hindi, Tamil and Marathi will be made available on HTC Desire C and Desire V devices sold in India through an automatic software update that can be downloaded from today. Bengali language-viewing capability will be available from August 2012. Reading and writing support 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 can be downloaded from August 2012.
Naturally, downloading software updates over 3G networks may involve mobile data charges, so be sure you’re connected over Wi-Fi to prevent additional phone bills. It’s good to see the company honouring its promises, and the support for regional languages only strengthens their share in the Indian market.