Maps tops Google's flagship product services, alongside YouTube, Gmail and Google + and Google Search engine. Google Maps app is far superior to either Bing or Nokia HERE mapping software. And now Google has released Maps in Hindi.
To make sure more and more users in India use Maps, Google is launching Maps in Hindi language. Google Maps in Hindi will be available for desktop as well as Android smartphones.
On desktops, users have to change the language preference to Hindi on their Google account settings to access Maps. On Android, users need to select Hindi within the "Language and input" menu found in their phone's ‘settings menu'.
Users will now 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 and on Google Maps on Android. Unfortunately, voice navigation in Hindi is not available presently.
"Google is committed to making its products more useful for people in India, and creating comprehensive maps is a crucial part of helping Indian users access information about parts of the country that are unfamiliar to them. By launching Google Maps in Hindi today, hopefully Indians can explore and navigate the world around them more easily, whether these are people who already use Maps to find their way around day-to-day or Hindi-speakers coming online for the first time," Suren Ruhela, Director Product and Program Management, said, in a press statement.
Google is not the only mapping service company to provide Maps in Hindi language. Nokia's Here maps app already allows users to access it in Hindi language.
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