Google has announced that Google Voice Search now features support for eight new Indian languages. These newly added languages include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The support for these new languages will become available to Indian users via Google search app and Gboard keyboard app for Android.
The aforementioned update basically means that any user who speaks any of the above listed eight Indian languages can now speak the same language to make queries to Google. The whole process will be same as using English or Hindi to ask Google anything and getting relevant responses with search results. All you need to do is to make sure that you have enabled your preferred Indian language within the Voice settings of the Google app.
In the official statement, Google said that it worked with native speakers to collect speech samples and asked them to repeat common phrases in their respective languages. This allowed it to train its machine learning models which further helped in improving the accuracy rate of detecting what was being said. It goes without saying that the support for these languages will get better with time as more and more users will keep using it.
Google has said that it will be expanding the support for these new Indian languages to its other products and offerings soon. This is certainly a good move from the search giant as it can help it reach those millions of users in India who are unable to use Google’s apps and services because of the language barrier.