Not that typing in Chinese has ever been much fun to begin with, but why let that get in the way of us telling you a great product, Google Pinyin (GP), freshly released from Google Labs just today. How’s that different from old school Windows pinyin you ask? Well, for starters, GP is hell of a lot smarter. Take this sentence for example, “上海到处都是盗版碟片.” Before GP came along, we would have had to break it down to several phrases and complete the line that way. Not with GP, we didn’t have to pause one bit. And the goodness doesn’t stop there. If an user simultaneously logs into his Google account while typing, GP will analyze and learn his word entry habit, and overtime optimize character output to save user time. How cool is that?
There are a ton of other features, and we have only been testing GP for a few minutes, so to learn more, look here. Just one catch, it’s all in Chinese, but if you’re looking into pinyin, chances are your Chinese is absolutely perfect. Besides, who doesn’t speak/read Chinese these days?