Samsung noted that by next month most Galaxy series smartphones will get the indic input capability starting with Hindi language via an update. Also, the Galaxy family of smartphones will be made capable of displaying local Indian languages. There was no timeframe or list of models specified. However, several regional language users will be able to use their Android smartphone in the language of their choice.
Vikas Tagra, product manager for mobile phones at Samsung India stated that an update will be released for all Galaxy smartphones, and that it will bring Hindi language input as well as menu options. Besides that, the update will also bring support for several other Indian languages but the input support will be limited to Hindi initially, and will be expanded to many languages in due course of time.
At this moment there is no clarity on the date and medium through which this update will be pushed. Most likely Galaxy smartphone users may have to connect their device to a computer and get the update via Samsung Kies desktop software. It seems like the Hindi update will be coupled with the Gingerbread update, which is due for certain Samsung Android smartphones like Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Pop.
In late September, HTC had announced that the Hindi update patch for Android OS on HTC smartphones would be rolled out by the end of this year. HTC has ensured that its Android smartphones get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update and get ready for the Hindi update patch.
Sony Ericsson on the other hand comes with Panini Keyboard already built into Xperia 2011 smartphones. That leaves Motorola, LG and other Android smartphone vendors that do not offer Hindi input by default.