Vic Gundotra, Google's vice president in charge of global mobile search business, has announced in Beijing that the company will officially launch its Chinese mobile phone voice search service in the following weeks.

This new service, which will be initially applied on Nokia's S60 platform, will save users the trouble of inputting words with mobile phones. Users only need to speak out the contents they want to search in Mandarin and Google's voice search technology will automatically provide the search results. The English version of this service has been applied in many types of mobile phones since it was launched in 2008.

Google's Chinese version mobile phone voice search service adopts the cloud computing model, supporting voice search in Mandarin, English, and the combination of the two. Meanwhile, the service uses a background noise separation technology to reduce the effect of environmental interferences.

Gundotra revealed that Google is considering extending this voice search service to computer platforms and even a wider input application field.


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