I just downloaded the new Google Earth 5.0 after reading how awesome it was - it allows historic timeline search for any specific place, deep ocean exploration, tracking flights and many more. I've been playing with it for about 10 minutes and I already love it.
But here is what's really really surprising. The entire program downloaded in Hindi!
I have never installed Hindi on my laptop and I can't even access sites that publish their content in Hindi. So why would Google Earth automatically download in Hindi? For a moment, I thought Google started auto-catering to people who speak specific languages (Seriously, aren't they capable of doing anything?) But the irony lies in this - I speak and understand Hindi very well, but I am not Indian. Is Google making me stupid?
And to assure you that I'm not playing any tricks, here is another screenshot where you can see that the computer home menu is still in English.
Every other window that pops out is in Hindi. Google's updated version of this program is available in 41 different languages...
But why did it not download in Slovak or Norwegian? Why in Hindi? And why in my computer?
Has anyone else tried uploading the new version? Did anything similar happen?