Google today launched Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), a group formed to promote growth of Indian language content online, at an event in India. Google hopes to enable 300 million Indian language speakers to become highly engaged Internet users by 2017. Google rolled out Hindi language Voice Search in India few months back, today it launched it in the country officially, and also demoed it at the event. Google Search lets users enable voice search in five languages, out of more than 50 supported languages and dialect.
The ILIA will work together to accelerate building Indian language content for hundreds of millions of Indian who will be coming online for the very first time, mostly via smartphones and mobile devices, said the company. Google is committed to building the Indian language web by making products for Indian language speakers, it said.