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Announcing Better Support for Devices from India on XDA
XDA is a huge global community. That makes managing the site a challenge, as everything from monitoring the ads to moderating the forums becomes exponentially more difficult when dealing with different countries, cultures, and belief systems. What many people don’t know is that the second largest source of traffic on XDA after the USA is actually India. And until now, we’ve admittedly done a poor job of supporting these users. We’ve never had a defined process for adding India-only devices, and when we do add them, we’ve often relegated them to our legacy/low activity template. Often non-supported device discussion gets spread throughout the general forums, which is a problem for forum organization. But more and more, Indian users are becoming valuable members of the community—contributing knowledge, know-how, and excellent development work.
Starting today, we’re going to do better. We will be adding several additional Indian devices (the list is below), and will do a better job of monitoring upcoming device release. We’ve also implemented a back-end tagging system for forums that lets us “label” a forum as popular in India (or any geo for that matter).
All of these new forums will be treated like any others on XDA. The same forum rules still apply. And as always, we ask users to be helpful, civil, and to always search before posting. We also ask that English continue to be the only language used on XDA.
Should there be any new forum requests, suggestions, or other bits of feedback, please post them in the XDA India Feedback thread.
- Micromax Canvas 4 A210
- Micromax Canvas Turbo A250
- Micromax Canvas Magnus A117
- Micromax Canvas Doodle A111, Doodle 2 A240
- Micromax Canvas 2 Plus A110Q
- Lenovo K900
- Lenovo A850
- Lenovo A3000
- Lenovo P780
- Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
- Lava Xolo Q1000
- Karbonn A21
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