Gboard Working On “Hands-Free” Voice Typing Feature

At Google IO developer’s conference held last year, the tech giant displayed speech transcription on Pixel work on-devices and in real-time. This version of the Gboard app is now being upgraded by adding a “hands-free” voice typing feature which is more helpful than speech-to-text and includes a more extensive “Google Assistant integration” as reported by 9to5Google.

When the new feature is launched, the users will be able to tap the mic to chat hands-free. The microphone in the Gboard app is reported to stay in the same position on the right but with the addition of a new interface which will display a note saying “Speak now to type hands-free.” Read More

Gboard Adds New Dialects, Now Supports Around 500 languages

Google’s keyboard ‘Gboard‘ started out with just 100 languages back in 2016 and in just a span of 2 years, it has reached a figure of 500 languages which is simply incredible. Google revealed these figures in a blog post and said that Gboard now also include some rare dialects like Nigerian Pidgin, Rangpuri, Balinese, and Pontic Greek and also around 40 new writing systems such as Cyrillic and Roman alphabets. Read More

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