Google launches Indian Language support in Google Translate, Gboard app and Other Products as well

Rajan Anandan, VP, India & South East Asia, Google

Google India has launched Indian language support across all its products to break the language barriers among its diverse customers. The company has announced two different set of products and features for Indian users, to help them establish better communication with technology.

How will it work?

The Neural translation will be very helpful in translating a sentence at a time. Compare to the old Phrase-based system, which was designed to translate pieces of the sentence at a time. The new technology is very fast.

Google Translate:

From now on, the Google translator will Google’s new Neural Machine translation technology, which is surely going to help a lot to Google’s local customers. The new NMT will establish a better transmission between English and nine widely used Indian languages such as- Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, and Kannada.

Google Chrome:

The NMT will also be integrated with the Chrome browser’s built-in Auto-translate functionality for the web content. This will surely quicken the translation of an entire web, with more accurate results.

Google Search:

The Google search and Maps will also feature this update, which will surely make searches and discovery of new places very swift. This feature will work both on mobile and desktop, making it more feasible to its consumers.

G board:

Google launched the G board app a while ago in December 2016. The app features some similar functionality as Google Indic Keyboard, but it offers more accurate results with its NMT technology. The app has a better auto correction in regional language. The app also features two layouts design for native and Qwerty layouts. Which lets users spell words English alphabets and get text output in their native language.

Google Dictionary:

Now, Google searches will also offer Hindi dictionary results. Means, you can type the Hindi word on the search bar, it will show you the meaning and also the English translation of the word.

 The most important aspect of making the web more useful and meaningful for all of India is to make India’s Internet more representative of the India we live in. India today has 234 million Indian Language users who’re online, compared to 175 Million English web users, we expect another 300 million Indian language users to come online in the next four years. With today’s launches, we’re taking a huge step forward to bring down the barriers that stop Indian language users from getting more out of the Internet and also helping the Industry to solve for the needs of billion Indians.” Said, Rajan Anandan, VP, India & southeast Asia, Google.

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