PRESS RELEASE Phnom Penh, 4 November 2013
Google produces Khmer language phones by integrating the translations provided by the NGO Open Institute
The SPICE program, executed by the NGO Open Institute with funding from USAID, has collaborated with Google most of 2013 to complete the translation of the Android operating system to Khmer. These efforts have reached their goal with the release of Version 4.4 (codenamed KitKat) at the end of October. Google confirmed last Saturday, at the Google DevFest event in Phnom Penh, that this new version includes native support for Khmer script.
The translation of the phones was made by the SPICE program's localization team, which has over eight years of experience on the translation of software and phones. This team translated, back in 2005, the first Nokia phones to operate in Khmer language.