Saturday, September 7, 2013

Galaxy Gear to support all major Indian languages

Samsung has announced that its newly launched  smartwatch Galaxy Gear would be supporting all the major Indian languages. This comes as a major announcement to attract the Indian market, which is the fastest growing in the world for smartphones, into taking active interest inthe new smartwatch and boost its sales in the country. 

The South Korean company's thinktank head and director of research at Samsung Research AmericaPranav Mistry has tweeted that the Galaxy Gear would be supporting Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi and other major Indian languages. However, the exact number of Indian languages that the smartwatch would be supporting is not known so far. 
Announced along with the Samsung Galaxy Note III at IFA in Berlin, the Galaxy Gear would be acting as a companion device for a select devices from Samsung's stables. Currently, Note 3 and Note 10.1 2014 Edition are supported by the devices, but Samsung plans to add Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S III in this list soon. 

The smartwatch would be giving incoming notifications such as calls, texts, emails and alerts, delivers a preview of those messages and it would also be able to receive calls as it is equipped with a speaker and a microphone; it also comes with a 1.9MP camera. Samsung has also stated that users will also be able to install applications of Galaxy Gear and around 70 apps like Evernote and Pocket are available with the device. 

Samsung recently announced that its Galaxy range of phones with support 9 Indian languages, from the base model Galaxy Star to the top-end Galaxy S4.

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