Indus OS speech-to-text feature now in 23 Indian languages. Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS unveiled a new ‘speech-to-text’ feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language.Apart from English, the new version of its Keyboard will now support 23 Indian languages. “The latest version will introduce speech-to-text in Indian languages, allowing users to speak into the phone in their preferred language while the text will automatically be recognized and displayed by just the press of a button,” the company said in a statement.This is the first time that speech-to-text functionality in regional languages has been introduced at the OS level. The feature has been integrated into the Indus OS’ default keyboard and does not require any additional apps or downloads to function.“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. Indus OS has very quickly become India’s de facto OS,” said Rakesh Deshmukh, co-founder, and CEO of Indus OS, in a statement. Launched in May 2015, it currently has over eight million users in India. Indus OS also has its own app marketplace called ‘App Bazaar’ with over 70,000 applications available in English and 12 regional languages.
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