2015-04-17 04:35 AM
Sony has revmoved Sinhala Language from their new Lollipop (5.02) update
I received my Android Lollipop (5.02) update yesterday for my Sony Xperia Z2 (D6503) and i got really dissapointed when i realized that Sony has removed Sinhala language (Unicords) from Android Lollipop Google stock update. I know for a fact that from Android Lollipop (5.00) on wards Google had relased their Android platform including Sinhala Language. I don't know why Sony removed it intentionally, and i beleive as a big Sony fan i have a right to know!
Sony has been a established brand in Sri Lanka for so long and even without official support there lot of people using Sony devisers. This is something unjustand unaccpetable. You will never know the feeling when you can't read your mother language on your phone.
I beleive ability to use a prefered language is a right as a Sony user and you have taken that right from me when you removed Sinhala language from your device's new update. I would like to show you how it shows me my language on my Sony xperia Z2.
I'm sure any Sony user will feel the same if they had to see their language like this. Even Google traslator now support Sinhala. and removing it from my phone is unacceptable.
I hope Sony team will take this issue seriusly and give me a positive answer. I'm begging you to include Sinhala atleast from the next update onwards. There are 20 million people speaking Sinhalese in Sri Lanka and also aroud the world. Sony has to have Sinhala. If i didn't get a positive feedback, this maybe the last time I'm buying a Sony devide again. I'm sure that feeling is mutual with every Sri Lankan.
2015-12-04 09:11 AM
In the Android 6.0 upgrade, we will support Sinhala font rendering. This means that if there is Sinhala content in an application, for example when you are watching BBC Sinhala in Facebook, it will be rendered and you will be able to read it. However, the Xperia devices will not support Sinhala as a phone language. We will for example not support Sinhala menus.
2015-04-17 04:51 PM
This is something that has been forwarded as feedback but i'm afraid i don't know when/if this will be added.
But are you sure it's supported by default in Lollipop? From what i've been able to find, a Nexus device on Android 5.0 does not support this language.
2015-04-18 10:08 AM
Yes, New Google software 5.0 supports Sinhala Language (See the attached impage from Google site), but its strange Sony dosent include sinhala language in there Lollipop update but sinhala is available in other brands like Samsung & HTC, This is already mentioned in Sony JB update in last year but its strange to not included in stock rom only option is root, please try include Sinhala language your next lollipop update.
2015-04-18 05:00 PM
2015-04-23 10:17 AM
many of the other brands such as Samsung, HTC, Google Nexus, LG have sinhala working on them. why cant sony ????? highly dissaponted here.
2015-04-23 10:20 AM - edited 2015-04-23 10:21 AM
yeah pretty sure that it works on nexus . this is from a nexus 5 running android 5.0
2015-04-23 07:24 PM
I also having this problem. I thought this problem fixed after lollipop update. most of brand like Samsung, Nexus,LG, Huawei,HTC support for sinhala language. Can you add this for next update
2015-04-24 02:42 PM
Sony please add Sinhala language feature to new update .740, we dont want to root our phones to add this feature
2015-04-25 03:49 AM