Google Allo learns Hindi

Google's somewhat ill-fated Allo messaging app is getting support for Hindi, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with around 310 million speakers as of 2010. Hindi will be available as a language of choice for Google Assistant in Allo, as well as for the app's Smart Reply feature that lets users reply to texts quickly with suggested responses.

"We are enthused by this and today’s launch enables us to extend these features to the next millions of users in a language of their choice,” Amit Fulay, Group Product Manager, Google said in a press statement.

Google has a huge foothold in the mobile market in India, with around 97% of all smartphones in the country running Android as of mid-2016. A little over 41% of the population in India speaks Hindi, making it the most wide-spread language in the country. In stark contrast, only a very small fraction of the Indian population is fluent in English, thus turning the most widely spoken lingua franca in the world into a “language of the elite.”

The Hindi language update will roll out in the coming days. In order to use Hindi as a main language, Allo users will have to use the “Talk to me in Hindi” voice command or change the default language setting of their device to Hindi.

Google has been actively catering to the needs of the region for over two years now, starting with Android One in 2014, and is expected to continue this trend in the years to come as the market foothold of its mobile OS expands even more.

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source: IndianExpress via AndroidAuthority



1. cozze02

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Learn SMS!!!!

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Kia hal hay...! Yes, I can speak Hindi too... Don't underestimate me, gents... I have had a TON of hobbies in the past, and learning new languages was one of them...! As a guy (Nah, more like a 'robot') once said: I'm old, but not obsolete... BTW, Don't try to reply it in Hindi cause that's all the Hindi I know, apparently...!!! Life is just too bloody short... And I might be a fast learner and might possess a 120 I.Q, that's still not enough to learn everything I long for...! But still... One sentence is better than nothing, eh? Oh well... Alvida...!

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 908; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Bilkul thik...

6. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Haha :) Where do you form?

7. abhinav.snsahu

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

Sab thik hai(All is well)

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why SMS? I hardly use SMS now. Grant SMS was popular in 1995-2011. Now my carrier give me 800 free sms and I use like 1 per month.

5. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009


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