Google adds Arabic HTML5 Mobile interface

By on December 19, 2010
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Forgets to add Arabic to Android.


We’ve been hearing reports that amongst the 44 new languages supported in’s new HTML5 web application User Interface is Arabic, but here is the funny thing- Android does not have any built-in Arabic support. The only way to get Arabic on Android is through 3rd party apps or custom ROMs. And Gmail doesn’t care if you set the language to Arabic in the Gmail account settings- it has to be the phone’s language setting that’s Arabic for the web application to work in Arabic.

C’mon Google- get the Arabic support in Android out already!


Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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