Google Now Recognizes Voice Commands In Sinhala

Google is expanding its speech recognition capabilities to support dozens of new languages, particularly those in emerging markets in India and Africa, the company announced today morning. Thus now you can use Sinhala in Google voice typing.

Using the voice to dictate a message can be up to three times faster than typing. With this in mind, today Google added voice typing (aka talking to your phone instead of typing) to 30 new languages and locales around the world, covering more than a billion people. The new languages will be added to other Google products, including the Google Translate app.

With this update, Google’s speech recognition supports 119 language varieties, in Gboard on Android, Voice Search and more. That means more people around the world will gain the ability to search the web by voice and type via voice using Google’s keyboard app, Gboard.

The full list of new languages includes the following:

Amharic (Ethiopia)
Armenian (Armenia)
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani)
Bengali (Bangladesh, India)
English (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania)
Georgian (Georgia)
Gujarati (India)
Javanese (Indonesia)
Kannada (India)
Khmer (Cambodian)
Lao (Laos)
Latvian (Latvia)
Malayalam (India)
Marathi (India)
Nepali (Nepal)
Sinhala (Sri Lanka)
Sundanese (Indonesia)
Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya)
Tamil (India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia)
Telugu (India)
Urdu (Pakistan, India)

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