Google Tez is now Google Pay

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It will be able to read out articles in regional languages, with each word getting highlighted in real-time.

Additionally, the most commonly spoken Indian languages will be supported by Google Go's new feature for listening to webpages, as well, including Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, and Tamil. Using natural language processing and speech synthesis AI, this technology can read billions of web pages in 28 languages.

Google Assistant now supports Marathi language. "In fact, Google Assistant usage has tripled in India since past year", the company said.

It will soon learn seven more Indian languages, Google said. Also, Google is bringing definitions and pronunciations to search for Indian users as well. Also, though Google Tez now has a new name, its features remain just the same. "95% of video consumption is in vernacular languages", Rajan Anandan, vice-president, India and Southeast Asia said at an event here.

"Voice has been emerging as the preferred mode of use for new internet users".

It's quite clear that the internet ecosystem is concerned with India as it is the next major frontier for major tech companies.

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Google-owned UPI-based payment platform Google Tez is now Google Pay. The first of them was that Google Tez is being renamed Google Pay. The company added 50 million-plus building to Google Maps in 2018. Google unveiled Tez in India past year, with the app built on the government's new digital payments framework, Unified Payments Interface (UPI).

"We have also taken Google Station to other countries like Indonesia, Nigeria, Thailand and Mexico", Google General Manager (Next Billion Users initiative and Payments) Caesar Sengupta said. The company has partnered with Federal, HDFC, ICICI and Kotak Mahindra banks for this.

Google said it plans to add the ability to listen to web pages to its other products and services in the future.

And with respect to inter-state travel, Google is partnering with RedBus to bring on 20,000 new routes and 1,500 new cities to Google Maps.

For those unaware, Google Pay itself was announced back in January this year, and it started replacing Android Pay later in February.

Google has also announced the next round of its free Wi-Fi project in India. Our partnership with RailTel is an example where millions of people are accessing Internet from hundreds of railway stations in India. The company has partnered with local Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited to reach nearly 10 million people.

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