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Namaste! Virtual Google Assistant now available in Hindi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 March 2018, 12:42 IST

On Thursday, Goodgle launched a new support feature in Hindi for its virtual assistant Google. The virtual assistant in Hindi will be availabe on Android phones 6.0+ (Marshmallow and above) and will soon come to Android 5.0 Lollipop, iPhones as well as Android Oreo (Go edition) devices.

The virtual assistant in Hindi is already available in instant-messaging platform Allo and in a special version on Reliance Jio feature phones.

Purvi Shah, Technical Programme Manager, Assistant said, "In order to make it even more useful to Indians over time, developers and businesses can now build Actions for the Hindi Assistant through the developer platform Actions on Google. Once an action is built, you can just say "Ok Google, talk to" and access the service or content straight through your Google Assistant."

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To try the latest function, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google" on eligible smartphones and your personal Google Assistant will be ready to help.

Se your device language to Hindi then update your Google Search app to the latest version, to access the Google Assistant in Hindi.

Google is planning to launch the Google Assistant in more than 30 languages by the end of this year.

Nick Fox, Vice President of Product, Google wrote in a blog post, "The Assistant is already available in eight languages, and by the end of the year it will be available in more than 30 languages, reaching 95 per cent of all eligible Android phones worldwide."

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First published: 15 March 2018, 12:25 IST