Google is bringing its Pixel 6a smartphone to India


Google on Thursday said it would bring its newly announced Pixel 6a to India – after a hiatus of almost two years.

“We are very excited to announce that the Pixel 6a is coming to India later this year,” Google India tweeted. The phone was announced Wednesday at the company’s annual Google I/O developer conference.

“Our latest A-series phone, the Google Pixel 6a, gives you more of what you want for less than you’d expect. Pixel 6a is packed with the same powerful brain, Google Tensor, and many must-have features as our premium Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones—at a lower price of $449,” said Soniya Jobanputra, Director of Product Management at Google . said in a blog.

The company also announced that it would add 24 new languages ​​to Google Translate, including eight Indic languages. These include Assamese – used by about 25 million people in Northeast India, Bhojpuri – used by about 50 million people in North India, Nepal and Fiji, Dogri – used by about three million people in North India, Konkani – used by about two million people in Central India, Maithili – used by about 34 million people in North India, Meiteilon (Manipuri) – used by about two million people in Northeast India, Mizo – used by about 8,30,000 people in Northeast India and Sanskrit – used by about 20,000 people in India, according to Google.

“…today we added 24 languages ​​to Translate and now support a total of 133 languages ​​used worldwide… Over 300 million people speak these newly added languages ​​- like Mizo, which is used by about 8,00,000 people far away is northeast of India and Lingala, which are used by over 45 million people in Central Africa. As part of this update, Indigenous languages ​​of the Americas (Quechua, Guarani, and Aymara) and an English dialect (Sierra Leonean Krio) were also added to Translate for the first time,” said Isaac Caswell, Senior Software Engineer, Google Translate.

Among other things, the tech giant also announced ways to have more natural conversations with Google Assistant, an immersive view in Maps, improved skin tone rendering across its products, and released the Android 13 beta.

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