Earlier Google Voice only understand American dialect but now it offers support for Indian dialects & accents. All the problems of Indian mobile users have gone and they can easily ask anything to get their answers in no time. Google said that, they have 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.
Google India hosted an event in Delhi showcasing the Search experience for Indian users and it includes English Voice Search in the Indian accent, the Knowledge Graph and Google Now.
Commenting on the event, Sandeep Menon, Head of Marketing Google India, said,
“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. There features demonstrate Google’s commitment to India and to continually improving Indian users search experience.”
The event also featured special guests Indian footballer Baichung Bhutia, singer and model Shibani Dandekar and Chef Kunal Kapur, who demonstrated the many ways Google can help you throughout your day, whether it’s finding out currency conversions, comparing the health benefits of olive oil and butter or setting an alarm for your phone just with your voice.
The voice search is available to Android phones running version 2.3 or above, iOS devices like iPhone and iPads and Windows computers through Chrome Browser.
To access Voice Search, go to Settings within the Google Search app, select Voice>Language>Choose Engligh>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.
Apart from Google Voice, there’s also a Knowledge Graph which is Google’s growing model of the hundreds of millions of people, places and things that make up our world. Using ambitious technology and massive Google-scale computing, the Knowledge Graph is able to make sense of connections these elements and give you more information that’s relevant to your query based on this sophisticated database.