Google Feed Gets Bilingual Support for Hindi, English; Google Go to Read Out Webpages
At its annual Google for India event on Tuesday, the technology giant announced several key Next Billion Users initiatives relevant to the Indian market. Google, at the event, showcased its efforts in the country and provided a look at all the new features that have been developed with Indian users in mind. While the company announced a new initiative called Project Navlekha and renamed Tez to Google Pay, it also announced several upcoming features for Google Go and Android (Go edition). The biggest announcement of these was that thanks to AI-based tech, Google Go users will now be able to “listen to webpages”. Meanwhile, Google also announced that Samsung is ready to launch its first Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone in India, something the South Korean company unveiled last week.
Google has unveiled two brand new features – bilingual news feed and audio playback. Google has announced that Google Feed will become a bilingual feed with English and Hindi languages support and it will arrive on Google Go as well, in the coming months. “The Search feed will now display your favourite news from both English and Hindi sources, using AI that learns which types of stories you like best,” Rajan Anandan, Vice President, India and Southeast Asia, said via a blog post. To recall, Google in July last year had announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalised feed of links in the US. The new offering was named as ‘Google Feed,’ and the company had said that the changes would begin rolling out in other countries in the coming weeks.
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