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Hindi version of Google Maps launched

India: Google India has launched the Hindi version of its popular mapping and navigation app, Google Maps.

According to Google, the new maps will be available on the new Google Maps and on the latest Google Maps for mobile app on Android devices running versions 4.3 and above. Users, however, to see the Hindi labels on Google Maps, will have to enable Hindi as a preferred language.

The labels that are visible on Google Maps (see picture) were created by transliterating English names to Hindi, and ensuring the text resonates with local dialects.

Source: Google India Blog