BIS to make multi-language support feature mandatory for all mobile handsets

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9 December, 2015, New Delhi: Indian Cellular Association has revealed that the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is planning to make multi-language support feature mandatory in all mobile handsets sold and manufactured in the country.

According to the association, BIS is all set to make the minimum standards for mobile handset which include minimum 4MB memory in all phones, 2MB memory mandatory for all official Indian language support. Apart from that, the device must also have a provision of message readability in 14 scripts and 22 official Indian languages. It should support at least one Indian language apart from Hindi and English. BIS is in talking terms with industry and trade bodies and once the final standardization is fixed, BIS will implement it within no time.

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