Tango to support 120 languages

World of ideas - 1 According to a report from an Indian developer event  Windows Phone Tango will be supporting 120 languages, up from 35 in Mango.

The comments were made at the Windows Phone dev camp there, and was accompanied by confirmation that “the next version” of Windows Phone will support native code.  It is not however clear if this means Tango or Apollo.

With Windows Phone Tango Microsoft and particularly Nokia are planning to push phones running the OS into numerous markets not presently served, and with such a wide language coverage that means ever wider distribution and hopefully associated sales numbers.

It is of note that iOS only supports around 34 languages and about 50 dictionaries and Android about 55, though many are variations of one language. Hopefully Microsoft, who has been localizing Windows for ages, and appears to support 125 languages on the desktop, will be able to leapfrog the competition in this area.

Via The Verge.com

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