Google India: Voice Search on Mobiles

Ceres

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Google India's latest service offers free voice-based internet search on mobiles. The service is currently limited to about 400,000 Blackberry mobile users.

The Business Standard reports:

Right now, Google is struggling to reconcile India’s variegated accents and pronunciation with the search engines. “Accents are indeed a problem, and we are working towards improving the application,” said Vinay Goel, head of products, Google India.
Google has had problems with accents before – see iPhones and British Accents are Incompatible. :p

In India, more people are accessing the internet via their mobile phones than personal computers.

Mobiles (slightly over 415 million) outnumber personal computers (PCs — slightly over 30 million) in India.
Has anyone from INForum tested out Google's voice search before?
 
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wot

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I think 'accents" are going to be a big problem for some time to come, not a technology I will be embracing for the foreseeable future.

BTW VoiceSearch.co.in is available if anybody wants to take the plunge.
 

Jeff

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Very interesting development.

However, the fact that Google needs to use operators to provide this service shows that voice recognition still has a long way to go.
 
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