Monday, November 2, 2009

Google launches search by voice for Nokia S60 phone users

BANGALORE, INDIA: Have you ever been in a hurry and really needed to find an answer to something, but there was no one to ask? Like what is the latest cricket score update, where is the closest restaurant, pharmacy? Now you can just speak your query. Google India announces the launch of a downloadable Google Mobile App for Nokia S60 (most N and E series models e.g. N 86, E- 63) users. This will enable easier and faster access to Google Search.

Google Mobile App is equipped with speech recognition technology designed to understand Indian accents. Search by voice on mobile will now trigger a Google Search as soon as you speak your search query and give you the required results with a high accuracy rate.

So the next time you need to order a pizza, enquire about a taxi service, call up a florist or in case you want to access the plethora of information available on the internet while you are on the road just use search by voice on GMA on your Nokia S 60 phones to initiate a Google Search on your mobile.

The free-to-use application helps users to search for updates on cricket and local business listings. The application automatically detects your location. So now as soon as you enter a pizza or pharmacy query and it will return results closest to your current location.

In addition to this, Google Mobile App for Nokia S60 also has a smart suggest feature which suggests search terms query, thus minimizing typing in case you are using the cumbersome mobile key board and this result in faster completion of your query term.

Announcing the launch Vinay Goel, Head of Products, Google India, said: "There's no denying the importance of search by voice in India, and the extension of Google’s search by voice feature to more mobile handsets is a natural next step for our mobile strategy.

"Speech is one of our key innovations in the mobile space out of the India engineering center. With millions of new mobile users being added every month Google Mobile App’s will provide them with a quick and easy way to get the required information whenever and wherever they need it. With the launch of this service for Nokia S60 handsets we would be catering to a larger segment of mobile users, as a significant number of Nokia phone users are on the S60."

Voice search speeds up the entire experience and the process of conducting a Google Search using your mobile. All you have to do is to download the Google Mobile App™ from on your phone so download yours now!

Google Mobile App on your Nokia phone enables you to:

* Get rid of typing on the mobile keyboard… just speak your queries.
* Search for business, weather and film information without specifying where you are.
* Start a Google search with just one click. Suggestions appear as you type, to save you time.

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