Internet giant Google has launched Google Hindi Input app for its Android mobile operating system to enable swifter text message in the Indian language. The app installs a keyboard option in the Android phone or tablet which changes Hindi words typed in English to the Devanagri script.
For instance if one types 'namaste' in the keyboard, it would automatically convert it to the devanagri script on the screen, in the transliteration mode.
In the second option, the app provides with a full Devanagri keyboard on hitting the globe button. It brings Hindi consonants ordered alphabetically on two pages. In this mode, one can long press at any time to select various forms of a consonant. In the Devanagri keyboard one can also find Hindi numerals which we found to be a cool feature.
The app has seen around 10,000 downloads in the market and supports all Android devices running Android 2.2 or later. Also, for Android devices running on Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' or later, Google already offers Hindi as an input language.
(Edited by Prem Udayabhanu)