Mumbai, August 16, 2017: Indus OS, the made-in-India regional operating system for mobile devices, has introduced voice recognition in its latest iteration, launched on Independence Day.
The speech-to-text feature will allow users to speak into the phone in their preferred language. The spoken words will be automatically recognized and displayed in the chosen language with a single click.
This is claimed be the first time voice recognition has been offered within an Indian language operating system itself. It comes integrated in the Indus OS’ default keyboard and does not require any additional apps or downloads.
The latest version of the Indus OS keyboard supports 23 Indian languages in addition to English, up from the earlier 12 regional languages. It is now available in Assamese, Bengali, Gujrati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, Nepali, Bodo, Dogri, Sanskrit, Konkani, Maithili, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Manipuri, Kashmiri Arabic, Santili and English.
The new keyboard update can be availed by Indus OS users and will be available on all new and future Indus OS-powered devices from phone makers Micromax, Intex, Celkon, Swipe, Karbonn and Trio.
Another tool in the new version allows users to convert their selfies and photos into stickers and GIFs. The OS already offers features like the patented matra (vowel signs in devanagiri script) predication, auto-correction, Hinglish keyboard functionality and Indus Swipe (swipe right to translate; swipe left to transliterate).
Says Rakesh Deshmukh, co-Founder and CEO of Indus OS: “This new Indus keyboard recognizes the need of customers to communicate faster and with greater convenience. This is India’s de facto OS and we will continue to innovate to serve our customers better.”