Google rolls out voice search support for 8 Indian languages

Google’s last Android One smartphone launched in India in 2015

Google has also introduced a parent-friendly feature that allows users to dictate emoji by saying "smiling emoji" or "winky face emoji". The entry-level phone, priced under Rs. 4,000, has a 4-inch display and runs Android, Google's mobile operating system that powers more than 90 percent of all smartphones in the country.

Google has added Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu to voice search.

In order to perform a voice-based search, users will need to set their language in the "Voice" settings menu in Google app, the company said in a statement.

If you wish to use a new language, you will have to go the "settings" in the Google Search app, and select the language in Voice settings menu. And now in the U.S.in English, you can use use voice dictation to express yourself with emoji.

"Globally, we now support voice search for 119 languages".

Lately, Google has been ramping support for Indian languages across its various products like Maps and Search. The Android-maker is adding support for 30 new languages, eight of which are from India. "Voice may be that dominant system versus typing".

"Voice search in these new languages will be available in Google Search on iOS as well".

Earlier this year, Google announced the launch of new products and features to help create more language content and address the needs of new users coming online. This is especially true in part because several of these people purchase entry-level smartphone with small screens. Before this, these services were available in Hindi and English among Indian languages. Getting Indian language voice samples from India, he said, meant a lot more street sounds.

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