Google has released the latest version of its Chrome browser in beta form. Google Chrome 11 beta is ready to download or upgrade. It is having new features like Voice-to-Text capability where one can speak on microphone and the browser will recognize the words and type that for the user.
Chrome 11 beta is also having a new icon of Chrome. The new icon was in news since last few days and finally it is visible on the browser on bottom-left corner of new blank page.
Google’s Chrome Blog adds that the HTML5 speech input API is the result of work that Google has been undertaking with the HTML5 Speech Incubator Group. According to the group, its mission is to investigate the feasibility of integrating speech technology into HTML5. The GPU-accelerated 3D CSS function brings with it support for website designers who wish to add elements on their websites in three-dimensional space. The new version of Chrome also accelerates this feature by off-loading some of the processing power required to display 3D elements to the GPU.
According to Google Chrome blog:
Today, we’re updating the Chrome beta channel with a couple of new capabilities, especially for web developers. Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech Incubator Group, we’ve added support for the HTML5 speech input API. With this API, developers can give web apps the ability to transcribe your voice to text. When a web page uses this feature, you simply click on an icon and then speak into your computer’s microphone.
You can try Voice-to-Text feature on demo page of the Google Chrome. Actually the page is a part of slider and you can use right or left arrow on keyboard to navigate. Regarding the Voice-to-Text feature, it is really goof addition in Chrome browser but the voice recognition in not 100% correct.
Download Chrome 11 beta.