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How long until Russian is available on mobile?

I want to do it on mobile because it is a huge pain trying to use a physical keyboard or on-screen one. Much easier to type on the mobile Russian keyboard.

November 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

Well, they have to get their reports below 7% or so before it can be available on the mobile app. There are still loads of translations that have to be added, so at least a couple more months is my guess.

I totally agree about the typing part. I am still learning how to type Russian, and it's a bit of a nuisance having to switch the keyboard every time the direction of translation changes. Having the app automatically detect your phone's keyboard and changing it for you is a very nice feature to have.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xxBlackTies

There are keyboard shortcuts you can create to easily switch from the two keyboards, like I use ctrl + 1 for the regular keyboard and then ctrl + 2 to switch to Russian, it makes it a whole lot easier when using your computer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ares692

But if I remember Esperanto was available almost immediately?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grumpy_nerd

You can just use this site on your phone. I just did some levels and it worked just fine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.untouchable

I am on 5th level now and all has been done using mobile browser on my phone :) it woks quite well. The only problems are: sometimes sounds are delayed or lack and you can't report errors on mobile version of site (but mybe it depends on browser, I use chrome). nevertheless it's good enough to go through the lessons. I recommend to do this like that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mhouldey

Exactly. It's crazy that people don't realise it, given that they probably use many other websites on their phones each day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/italianvonne

What browser do you use?


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    I can't wait until it's on mobile. I was doing Russian on my laptop and forgot that I did it last. So I went to do German on the mobile which caused problems. I had to fix the problem on the laptop. I'll wait for the mobile version.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

    Oddly enough, it turns out that the Russian course isn't completely blocked in the Android app, and I was able to complete a strengthening exercise in it this morning without any issues. I did subsequently discover though that accents aren't working in it properly yet. (or at least not on the aging phone I'm using as an android tablet) Where an accented character is supposed to appear, the character is followed by a box with a cross through it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mhouldey

    Just use the mobile website.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/berea.r

    It might be a while if is d to guess. You can always use the mobile website, which is what I have been doing and it's just as good.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susje81

    You can alway follow the course in a browser on your smartphone or tablet, than you can easily use the digital keyboard on your screen (and settings are super easy to set, for android at least)

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