Google is upgrading its Speech Services by Google speech recognition engine, in a bid it says will provide “clearer, more natural voices” to Android users using its text-to-speech services.
The 421 voices in 67 languages have apparently been upgraded with a new voice model and synthesizer, “built using newer speaker data”.
This update will be rolling out to all 64-bit Android devices via the Google Play Store over the next few weeks as part of Speech Services by Google APK.
How can I upgrade?
If you already use text-to-speech or any of the other voice services provided by the Google engine, there’s nothing to do – everything will happen behind the scenes once you automatically download the latest update.
If you want to find out what this improved audio sounds like, you can head here (opens in a new tab)where Google provided some samples.
The company explained that the introduction of a new voice model and a synthesizer for 64-bit is the reason for the improved audio quality.
Google’s text-to-speech capabilities are used in a variety of tools, including Google Translate as well as Google Play Books.
The company has also been active this year in terms of rolling out accessibility updates in other contexts.
Rather than having the same accessibility settings for all office software such as Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings, you will now be able to set preferences for each product individually.
Google Workspace representatives say they expect the change to help users of screen readers, Braille devices and screen magnifiers ensure their accessibility settings are customized to best suit their needs. their needs.
Via 9to5Google (opens in a new tab)