Google for India: Tech giant makes aggressive push for voice, regional languages

Google for India: Tech giant makes aggressive push for voice, regional languages

Google for India: Tech giant makes aggressive push for voice, regional languages

The tech giant has also re-branded "Tez" as 'Google Pay' as part of its efforts to take the digital payments app to more online and retail merchants across the country. Ever since its launch, it claims that over 22 million people and businesses have used Google Pay to make over 750 million transactions that are collectively worth over $30 billion annually.

Keeping in mind that India now has almost 450 million internet users with 390 being active on a monthly basis, the country's data usage has skyrocketed to 8GB per month, which is at par with users in developed nations around the world. Now, Google is planning to bring the Tez experience outside of India.

For this, Google has partnered with banks such as HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

According to Google, 90% of the 150,000 government-registered magazines and newspapers in India, or 135,000, don't have a website. To recall, Google in July past year had announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalised feed of links in the US. Google has announced the Android Pie Go edition as an upgrade to Android Oreo Go Edition. Towards this we introduced Smart Display campaign in Hindi and have also expanded our ad products to support Tamil, Bengali, and Telugu across Search, Display and YouTube.

At its annual Google for India event on Tuesday, the technology giant announced several key Next Billion Users initiatives relevant to the Indian market.

Google's main goal of creating the Android Go platform is to bring the best features of the latest Android OS to affordable devices. In other countries, Google Pay users can add credit cards to their account for making payments through smartphones with NFC support. Everything you love about Tez is now moving to #GooglePay. The company is also carrying out a pilot project in Delhi and Bengaluru that involves helping merchants find customers through Google Maps and its Search products. Earlier, Google worked with RailTel to provide free Wi-Fi services at 400 railway stations in India. Google Station is partnering Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited to cover over 12,000 villages, towns and cities in the state of Andhra Pradesh, potentially reaching 10 million people. The company has partnered with local Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited to reach nearly 10 million people.

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