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Indus OS keyboard gets speech-to-text feature with support for 23 languages

Indus OS becomes the first to integrate speech-to-text feature for regional languages in India.

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The only home-grown mobile OS, Indus OS has updated its in-built hybrid keyboard with new features. Indus OS keyboard now comes with speech-to-text feature. This functionality allows the user to speak into the microphone without having to type. While speech-to-text is available in most keyboards, Indus OS stands out as it’s the first to enable it for regional languages.

Indus OS has also included support for 11 more regional languages making the total to 23, in addition to English. These languages include Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, Nepali, Bodo, Dogri, Sanskrit, Konkani, Maithili, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Manipuri, Kashmiri Arabic, Santili and English. Existing Indus OS users will receive this new feature soon, and future smartphones will come with this feature pre-loaded on the keyboard. Indus OS currently runs on smartphones manufactured by Indian companies such as Micromax, Intex, Celkon, Swipe, Karbonn, and Trio.

Indus OS speech to text integration

Indus OS has also introduced sticker and GIF support on its keyboard. Users can now edit their photos and turn them into stickers and GIFs on the keyboard itself. Indus OS keyboard already comes with India-centric features like matra prediction, text-to-speech in nine languages, Hinglish keyboard, and Indus Swipe for translation and transliteration. ALSO READ: Everything you wanted to know about Indus OS

While announcing this new feature, co-founder of Indus OS, Rakesh Deshmukh said, “We at Indus OS are keenly observing our customer needs and demands. With a flood of chat platforms and messaging apps, communication is changing quickly, and this new Indus Keyboard recognizes the need of customers to communicate even faster and with greater convenience. Now supporting 23 Indian languages with text-to-speech functionality, Indus OS has very quickly become India’s defacto OS, and we will continue to innovate to serve our customers better.”

Adding to its accomplishments of a Digital India ecosystem, Indus OS recently integrated UPI on its platform. With this integration, Indus OS became the first mobile operating system to have UPI onboard. Indus OS in partnership with Yes Bank introduced this feature, which now helps its users to use UPI without the need for a separate app. RELATED: Indus OS becomes first mobile operating system to integrate UPI

  • Published Date: August 16, 2017 5:25 PM IST