Google India has introduced voice search in Hyderabad. People in Hyderabad can now dial in to a toll free number 1 800 41 99 99 99. The Vodafone India subscribers will not be able to use the service as Vodafone does not allow toll free numbers dialing. The service, similar in offering to JustDial, will offer search results for local business search.
So if you are looking for Chinese food in your city, all you need to do is pick up your handset and call 1 800 41 99 99 99 and Google will be at the other end providing you with the results.
Rajiv wrote about Yahoo introducing voice search yesterday and now we have Google offering a similar feature. After Microsoft and Yahoo tweaked their web search algorithm to compete with Google, the web search has become more or less a commodity with no real differentiation between the three biggies’s searches. Although, Google still leads the majority of searches, primarily because of the brand value.
The next logical battleground is Mobile phones. And the players have already started to offer some real good stuff here as well.