Kika launches Android keyboard for Indian languages

Kika Indian Keyboard will provide soft keyboard for Android for all major languages in India

Kika Tech's Indian keyboard is available now as a free download for Android devices.
Kika Tech's Indian keyboard is available now as a free download for Android devices.
Gadgets, Localisation, Mobile handsets

Indian mobile phone users will now have the choice to use non-English language, with the launch of a full-function Indian Keyboard for Android devices by Kika Tech.

The company, which has offices in the US and China, has released the Android digital keyboard which provides native language functionality for nearly 40 languages along with text prediction and auto-correct in Hindi and Bengali.

There are more than one billion Indians who do not speak English and primarily communicate in their own native languages. Kika's Indian Keyboard bridges the linguistic digital divide in the country, empowering users with communication tools to bridge that gap, the company said.

The Android keyboard, which is available as a free download, supports 22 official Indian languages and 16 non-official languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Urdu.

The keyboard also supports ten local languages that can be inputted using QWERTY English keyboard, enabling users to type Hinglish and Banglish with the best of the industry input efficiency. Text prediction and smart autocorrect are available for Hindi and Bengali.

Kika is also offering localised content, such as custom themes and stickers in the Kika keyboard store.

The company has also announced partnerships with a number of major smartphone brands, including including Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, VIVO, OPPO, Lenovo, and Meizu to make the Kika Indian keyboard a default preload on Android devices released in the Indian market.

"Kika is dedicated to make all smartphones enabled with Indian languages," said Bill Hu, CEO, Kika Tech. "The biggest obstacle in the Indian Smartphone market has always been insufficient support of local languages. With India's 22 official languages and hundreds of unofficial ones, we are excited that Kika can be part of India's mobile revolution and help people connect in their native languages and in a more efficient and easy way."

The Kika Indian Keyboard is available now and free to download at:

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