tech2 News StaffFeb 25, 2015 14:16:10 IST
The Indian English accent can be baffling for many but throw it up against Siri and we know that there will be just one winner. But all that is going to change very soon.
You will no longer need to fake an American accent thanks to the upcoming iOS update. The new update will support English for India along with seven other new languages.
A report by 9to5mac points out that the upcoming iOS 8.3 beta release will allow Siri to also understand Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai and Turkish. The new options are accessible via the Siri settings panel on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Unfortunately, Apple hasn't introduced support for Hindi like Google did with their voice recognition app Translate. Microsoft’s voice-assistant Cortana has some pretty great features as well and Apple will need to offer a lot more than 'Indian' English.
The new update is said to offer a lot more than just improvements in voice recognition. Apple is preparing to release non-white faces in its line-up of the cartoon faces used to liven up text and email messages, news in their latest developer version of iOS 8.3.
The company will release iOS 8.3, code-named Stowe, as a public beta via Apple’s existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, followed by iOS 9, code-named Monarch, either by June or July. The iOS 8.4, codenamed Copper, will include Apple’s new streaming music service whereas iOS 9 will focus on stability, optimisations and not just feature additions.
Along with iOS 9, the company is also going to release the Apple Watch this year for which it has already started training retail employees.
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