Hot on the heels of the Wall Street Journal's "The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice" article, Google has announced voice search in 8 additional Indian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. This voice based dictation and search will be available on Gboard on Android, and in search using the Google App, and more importantly, via Google's Cloud speech API. They will be launched across other Google apps and products, including the Translate app. Where this development leads us is the introduction of Google Home in India, which is entirely voice based. Note that Gboard supports 22 Indian languages, so that's still 13 languages to go, for enabling voice search/typing. Why is this important? Voice search is essentially a combination of two process: the first is converting voice…
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