How to write, type, listen to, and dictate Cantonese on your Google Android phone or tablet.
To input Chinese Cantonese by Handwriting or strokes:
Now, wherever you see the keyboard, you can Hold the Globe icon ( 🌐 ) and select the keyboard you want.
To type Cantonese on Android:
Now, wherever you see the keyboard, you can Hold the Globe icon ( 🌐 ) and select Cantonese Pinyin keyboard.
To get your Android phone to read out Cantonese Chinese text (Text to Speech):
Now, whenever you see Cantonese Chinese Text, you can listen to it by:
To input Cantonese Chinese by speaking to your Android Phone (via Speech to Text, Dictation):
Now, wherever you see the keyboard, you can tap the Dictation button ( ) and start speaking in Cantonese.
Google's Voice Assistant (for Android and Google Home), does NOT support Cantonese yet.
If you want to see Google Assistant support Cantonese. Please let Google know.
You can write your own message, or copy the following:
Please add support for Cantonese Chinese (zh-HK, yue) to Google Assistant. Copy
Then: Activate Google Assistant (?) > Say or Type “Send Feedback” > Send your message.
Note: As of 2019-10-28, Google's Voice Assistant supports Cantonese on some Android Smartphones. You can see if Cantonese is supported on your Android Phone with these instructions.
Note: The information here is based on a Google Pixel 2, running Android 8.1.0.
Last updated 2019-10-28.