Now talk to Google in 8 Indian languages
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 16-Aug-2017

California, August 16: You can now talk to your Google Assistant in your own language. Google announced that its voice search will now support the languages Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The company revealed that the search has been customized to understand Indian accents better.

The company says with the update, its adding 30 languages and locales around the world, bringing the total supported to 119. The update includes 8 more Indian languages, as well as Swahili and Amharic, two of Africa’s largest languages.

 

The new speech recognition will be initially supported in Gboard for Android and Voice Search. U.S. English speakers, meanwhile, can now use voice dictation to express themselves using emojis, too.

Google also introduced 'Progressive Web Apps' that does not take up storage space on phones. Progressive Web Apps enabled developers to create an ultra-light weight app that appears on user’s home screen without the need for a download from the app store.

It also allowed developers to re-engage with users with web push notifications. In 2015, e-commerce giant Flipkart launched Flipkart Lite based on Google’s Progressive Web App platform.