Samsung, on Tuesday, announced the availability of its user interface and applications in nine Indian languages — Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam — on its smartphones and Tablet PC, on its smartphones and Tablet PC.

As of now, the option is supported on Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Tab 3.

The company said it plans to make regional language content available on its more-affordable smartphone range and include more number of languages as well.

Users will be able to access applications, including Facebook, Gmail, Bharat Matrimony, Times of India and BSE in vernacular language.

Vineet Taneja, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and IT, Samsung India said, “We clearly sense a need and a demand amongst users to communicate in local languages using their mobile devices. We will not only work with content providers towards making more regional language content available, but we will develop the eco system by working with app developers so that more Indian consumers can enjoy their mobile experience in their own language.”