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Google Voice Search Now Available Worldwide

17/08/2017
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Letting users to type less, talk more, Google has rolled out voice search to 30 new languages around the world, making it available to over one billion people worldwide.

With this update, Google’s speech recognition supports 119 language varieties, in Gboard on Android, Voice Search and more. 

Bringing voice input to more global users 

Google says it is making an attempt to “honor languages around the world” which includes the language of Georgian that dates back to the 10th century.

”We’re also adding Swahili and Amharic, two of Africa’s largest languages, as well as many Indian languages on our quest to make the internet more inclusive.”

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For your reference, here’s the full list of newly supported languages and locales:
  • Amharic (Ethiopia)
  • Armenian (Armenia)
  • Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan)
  • Bengali (Bangladesh, India)
  • English (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania)
  • Georgian (Georgia)
  • Gujarati (India)
  • Javanese (Indonesia)
  • Kannada (India)
  • Khmer (Cambodia)
  • Lao (Laos)
  • Latvian (Latvia)
  • Malayalam (India)
  • Marathi (India)
  • Nepali (Nepal)
  • Sinhala (Sri Lanka)
  • Sundanese (Indonesia)
  • Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya)
  • Tamil (India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia)
  • Telugu (India)
  • Urdu (Pakistan, India)

These new languages are also available starting today in Cloud Speech API and will soon be available across other Google apps and products, including the Translate app.

Supporting the language of emoji

Yes, you can now dictate emoji in US English with phrases such as “winky face emoji”, “smiley face emoji”, “tongue out emoji”, and so on.

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