Google Voice now understands Indian dialects and accents

Most of the Indian mobile users have a tough time asking for something to their personal mobile voice assistant due to their Indian accent. Thanks to Google, they will not have the problem henceforth as the company has added support for Indian dialects and accents to Google Voice.

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From asking Google where you can watch the latest movie to finding out cricket scores at the touch of a button, Google is there to help you get the answers you need. We’re delighted to showcase the improvements we’ve made to Search for Indian users today. These features demonstrate Google’s commitment to India and to continually improving Indian users’ search experience.

said Sandeep Menon, Head of Marketing, Google India.

Google said that it has worked with over 700 volunteers in India and collected spoken utterances to create the specific language models which power English voice search in the Indian accent. The voice search is available to Android phones running version 2.3 or above, iOS devices like iPhones and iPads and Windows computers through Chrome browser.

To access Voice Search, go to Settings within the Google search app, select Voice>Language> choose English > English (India). You can also use your voice to power your typing in an email or an SMS. If you are an Android user, you can set up Google voice typing under your phone’s Settings > Language and Input > and choosing Google voice typing.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+