SAN JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kika Tech, who revolutionizes communications with AI, today introduced a full-function Indian Keyboard for Android devices. There are more than one billion Indians who do not speak English and primarily communicate in their own native language. Kika's Indian Keyboard bridges the linguistic digital divide in the country, empowering users with communication tools to bridge that gap.
More Indian users will become familiar with Kika as the company is about to enter the Indian market as the preloaded default keyboard through partnerships with major branded smartphones including Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, VIVO, OPPO, Lenovo, Meizu, etc. India represents a massive and growing smartphone market. According to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, which recently published on August 13, 2018, India's smartphone market will continue to grow in the low double digits and will be the fastest growing large smartphone market in the next few years. Smartphone companies shipped a total of 33.5 million units to India during the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), resulting in a healthy 20% year-over-year (YoY) growth. 
"Kika is dedicated to make all smartphones enabled with Indian languages," said Bill Hu, CEO, Kika Tech. "The biggest obstacle in the Indian Smartphone market has always been insufficient support of local languages. With India's 22 official languages and hundreds of unofficial ones, we are excited that Kika can be part of India's mobile revolution and help people connect in their native languages and in a more efficient and easy way."
Kika Indian Keyboard Features and Benefits
Languages - Supports 22 official Indian languages and 16 non-official languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Urdu. Also supports 10 local languages that can be inputted using QWERTY English keyboard, enabling users to type Hinglish and Banglish with the best of the industry input efficiency.
Text prediction and smart autocorrect - Gives text predictions and autocorrection in Hindi and Bengali and provides ease of switch from local characters to latin letters.
Localized content - Provides pop motion and thousands of custom themes and stickers in the Kika keyboard store, offering users with comprehensive choices.
Pricing and Availability
The Kika Indian Keyboard is available now and free to download at: http://bit.ly/KikaIndianKeyboard
Kika's AI Technology
Kika addresses all three purposes of human communications: sharing information; sending requests and having it fulfilled; and expressing emotional feelings. Kika is well-positioned and has proven itself a leader in the AI space by leveraging three necessary factors to make it a true and sustainable AI company, including a large global volume of training data, AI technology, and compelling use cases. Incorporating image and voice recognition, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Deep Learning, Kika Tech's vision is for individuals to connect much more efficiently, engaging in meaningful conversations.
Kika Keyboard, the company's flagship product, is the #1 rated utility app in the Google Play Store, providing a seamless mobile experience to more than 60M users each month. Kika Tech has secured $63M in funding and struck key strategic partnerships with global sports franchises (Real Madrid C.F., FC Barcelona), mobile manufacturers (Samsung, Huawei, and ZTE), movie studios (20th Century Fox, Warner Bros.), and leading GIF provider, GIPHY.
About Kika Tech
Say it with Kika! Make everyday interactions more engaging and fun with Kika Tech. Integrating into smart devices, Kika Tech enhances self-expression that goes beyond mobile platforms. By leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), Kika Tech enriches the emotional connection between individuals in the technology-driven world. Keep up-to-date with Kika Tech on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
 IDC Press Release: India Smartphone Market sees a healthy growth of 20% in Q2 2018 as Xiaomi retains leadership, According to IDC India, August 13, 2018.
SOURCE Kika Tech Inc