Google has been focusing on Indian languages for the past few years to increase the usage of its products in India. English uses have saturated in India
PM Narendra Modi in Silicon Valley stresses the importance of Indian language content
Few basic stats of the internet space in India, 320 million internet user base (~25% internet penetration) Demography: 16- 25 years (37%), 26-35 years (38%), 36-45 (16%), Others (9%, which includes me!) Urban internet base 62%, rural internet base 38% Total mobile internet is over 250 million – 121 million 3G mobile users, 2G still […]
Indian Language Internet Alliance to build Indic internet
Google India has taken the initiative of working with various stake holders of the internet eco system in India to grow Indian Languages on the internet. Through this effort, India is expected to from the internet user base from the current 250 million to 500 million by 2017, a majority of whom will be from mobile […]
43% of the non-users of the Internet in India are willing to go online if content is provided in local language
Every year IAMAI does a great job in releasing a report on Local Language (Indic) usage in India. Few highlights from “Local Language Report 2013” are listed below, Increase in availability of local language content can increase the user base of internet users in India by 25% (majority of this coming from rural areas) 43% […]
Indic Android Hackathon – What can Google do for Indic?
The first ever Indic Android Hackathon was held in Bangalore on Feb 21, 2014 to discuss Indic on Android.