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November 28, 2013

Google makes search hands free with new Chrome update

'Ok Google', which can be used to initiate any voice based search process.

By CBR Staff Writer

US-based internet search giant Google has further simplified Chrome’s Voice search process with an update released for the browser.

The new extension comes with a hotword, ‘Ok Google’, which can be used to initiate any voice based search process instead of using the microphone icon of a keyboard shortcut.

Google Chrome update

The extension will ask the user for permission to access the microphone during installation, which will allow the user to start a voice based search by saying the hotword.

When users says ‘Ok Google’, the search bar displays a red microphone indicating to start speaking the words required to be searched, while the browser will type the spoken words before displaying an answer.

The update is expected to offer the users with a hands free interaction with their system, while they could use their arms for some other tasks.

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