Google brings Gemini mobile app to India with support for 9 Indian languages

Google has released its dedicated AI mobile app Gemini in India — over four months after its debut in the U.S. — with support for nine Indian languages alongside English.

The Gemini mobile app in India supports nine Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. This lets users in the country type or talk in any of the supported languages to receive AI assistance, the company said on Tuesday.

Google confirmed to TechCrunch that the Gemini mobile app is powered by Gemini 1.0 Pro by default. However, it comes with a paid option to access the Gemini Advanced experience, which is based on Gemini 1.5 Pro and offers a 1 million token context window to process and understand a wide variety of information, ranging from documents of up to 1,500 pages to complex data analysis tasks. Gemini Advanced also includes support for the nine Indian languages that are available on the Gemini mobile app.

Alongside the India rollout, Google has quietly released the Gemini mobile app in Turkey, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Android users in eligible countries can download the Gemini app through the Play Store. You can also set Gemini as the default AI assistant in the Google Assistant app. Over the next few weeks, iPhone users in India will also be able to access Gemini through the Google app.

At its I/O developer conference in May, Google showcased some expansions of its Gemini AI assistant into apps such as Gmail, Google Messages and YouTube and a deep integration within the Android operating system. Some of those experiences will be rolled out to supported devices over the next few months. However, Google said it is rolling out Gemini into Google Messages in English for Indian users starting today.

First unveiled in the U.S. in February, the Gemini mobile app was launched in European markets such as Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. In April, the app received support for other languages, including Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese, to reach more users.


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