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Samsung taps Indian mobile software ahead of output surge

Galaxy maker adopts local-language operating system to win back share from Xiaomi

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during the inauguration of the Samsung Electronics smartphone manufacturing facility in Noida, India.   © Reuters

MUMBAI -- South Korean smartphone maker Samsung Electronics has expanded local procurement in India to software as it tries to regain the lead in the country's growing market from low-cost Chinese rival Xiaomi.

Samsung recently formed a tie-up with Indian software developer Indus OS to enable its Galaxy Apps store to support different local languages.

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