Nov 3, 2009
GOOGLE UNVEILS SEARCH BY VOICE FOR PHONE USERS
Popular search engine Google has unveiled a unique mobile application for Nokia handset users to seek information on specific needs, the global software major said on Monday.
“The application is equipped with speech recognition technology to understand Indian accents. Its software enables users of Nokia S60 handsets to access information on the internet by voice search,” Google India said here in a statement.
The free-to-use application also helps users to seek updates on a cricket match, locate a restaurant or pharmacy and local business listings, among other things, through search by voice.
“The downloadable application automatically detects the user’s location and facilitates faster access to Google search,” Google India products head Vinay Goel said.
The application also has a feature to minimise typing in case of using the mobile keypad.
“The extension of Google’s search by voice feature to mobile handsets is a natural next step for our mobile strategy. Speech is one of our key innovations in the mobile space out of the India engineering centre,” Goel said.
Voice search speeds up the process of conducting a Google search using a Nokia mobile after downloading the application from www.m.google.co.in.