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Google announced to launch Hindi version of Google Maps on Android and PC

Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps.

Jul 23, 2014 14:58 IST
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Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps.

The Hindi language service will be available both on Android and Desktop platforms, and not on Apple's iOS format. On Android, a user can use Google Maps only he/she has Android version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and upwards.

To access Google Maps in Hindi on a desktop, the user has to go to the settings wheel at the right bottom of the map and select Hindi. On the Android smartphone, users can choose Hindi as their language option to access the maps in Hindi.

With this application, people will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads, as well as popular points of interest such as public parks and schools, on the new Google Maps.

These new labels was created by transliterating English names to Hindi, or, translating the English names to Hindi and ensuring the text resonated with local dialects.

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