Google rolls out Android OS in Arabic
Jeddah, July 1, 2012
Google has launched a new version of the Android operating system called Jelly Bean, which provides support for bidirectional and right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Farsi.
Jelly Bean, launched during the annual developers’ event known as Google I/O, offers Arabic as one of the User-Interface (UI) languages and also offers system Apps have been localized and support Arabic fonts.
The new Jelly Bean features for Arabic are also available for developers in the region to develop new apps for Arabic users.
Moreover, Arabic font "Droid Naskh" has been optimised resulting in beautiful rendering on Arabic text. Arabic glyphs have been optimised for Web browsing in addition to text input.
These new features are also available in open source for developers in the region to develop new more localized apps for Arabic users.
Jelly Bean builds on its predecessor, Ice Cream Sandwich, and allows for smoother and faster browsing and applications with a new user interface, a statement said.
Notifications are more dynamic and the keyboard is smarter and more accurate, to name just a few of the upgrades, it added.
Android phones offer a huge selection of over 600,000 apps and is the best-in-class for Google Services, like Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service