Update (Jan 1 & Mar 13, 2014): Latest models of smart phones come with built-in support for Telugu. Here is a summary:
- Android: Android has gained support for Telugu since 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which became available from about end of the year 2012. (Seach for Telugu in this page.) That means all new Android phones (from whatever company) with versions 4.2 and above should render Telugu correctly.
- iPhone, iPad: Any phone/pad with iOS 4 or newer versions should support Telugu.
- Windows Phone: Any phone with Windows 8 or newer versions should support Telugu.
- Firefox OS: Any phone with Firefox OS 1.3 or above versions will support Telugu.
If your phone has the latest OS as said above and is not showing Telugu characters (say when you visit a Telugu website), it could be because the phone company stripped multilingual support. Contact your phone company.
You might want to look for apps for typing Telugu.
The below is earlier version of this post for reference purposes.
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