Google’s Voice Search offering in India now gets eight additional language support including Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu and Telugu. The regional users will able to dictate the queries using the Gboard and also search using the regional queries on the Google Search app.
The extended language support aims at solving a multitude of problems. The first one is that the budget phones tend to come with a sloppy touchpad and usually, the users have a hard time trying to punch in their query. On the other hand, it also aims at helping out users who are not familiar with the script of the language. Moreover, the Android users can use voice search to navigate to different settings and features.All that the users need to do is select the language from the Voice settings menu in Google app.
All that the users need to do is select the language from the Voice Settings menu in Google app. Usually most of the times it’s way easier to dictate the message rather than typing and moreover, this will also allow users to operate the device hands-free. Thankfully the enhanced voice search options are also available on Google search in iOS.
Google has apparently trained the voice command module by collecting speech samples and has also spared some efforts on the phonetics. This is expected to improve the accuracy, and the app will also get better with more usage. Google had earlier announced a slew of products that are aimed at dissolving the language barrier; this also lead the company to make the new language API’s available across other Google Apps such as Translate. With this update in place, Gboard on Android supports dictation in a total of 119 languages.
Voice Activated commands have been around for more than a decade. However, Google’s Android is a much more powerful platform as opposed to individual OEM’s developing their own solutions. In fact, the Jio’s much-touted feature phone uses a customized version of the Google Voice.