Hindi Display and Android

I purchase my first Android Phone Samsung Galaxy Y on recommendation of my friends. But I was not sure of Hindi fonts display on Android still I purchased it. I use opera mini browser in my Nokia phone for reading hindi text while surfing and its a good tool for non hindi displaying mobile phones to read hindi text so it was not the big issue for me.

I wanted to purchase a phone according to my budget and Galaxy Y was the best option before me with this latest Android Gingerbread Version. The amazing thing was after login with my google account its Gmail app was properly displaying my mails in hindi. I opened some hindi sites on its browser and it was great to see that my android phone was completely supporting and displaying hindi fonts. Some files in my memory card was named in Devanagari and it was displaying them properly.

Officially hindi and other regional language support is available in Android still users were complaining about not properly displaying regional language in it. I even queried a lot to techies about it but no one was sure and their only opinion was to use it before purchasing. I thought opera mini will do it so I purchased it from my retailer friend at a good deal lower than market price.
I also installed opera mini but it was not correctly displaying hindi text, I dont know why opera mini and even opera mobile browser are not friendly with my hindi display supporting phone.
Recently Samsung has announced it will release a update for hindi language input for Android. I am eagerly waiting for it. I used some tricks suggested my friends but these were not compatible with my phone to enable hindi input feature.

Overall I am Satisfied with this phone except its battery backup. I usually like to read news and blogs in it but while surfing with 2G network battery dischage is very fast. But Standby and talktime backup is satisfying. According to budget its a very good choice. I dont use gaming and other multimedia features like songs and movies so I can't comment on it.

I think Hindi typing will not be so easy with this small capacitive touch-screen. I am using qwerty virtual keypad first time and its a better experience than physical keypad. Now fingers are ready to type in my own language.


प्रवीण पाण्डेय said...

हिन्दी टाइपिंग की हमें भी प्रतीक्षा रहेगी एण्ड्रायड पर। आईपॉड में हिन्दी टाइप करना सुखद भी है और तेज भी।

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