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Google Voice Search adds 13 more languages to its total

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Google Voice Search adds 13 more languages to its total
Google Voice Search allows you to speak into your phone instead of typing out search requests. Of course, if the application doesn't speak your language then you're wasting your breath. That is why Google has added 13 languages to the current 29 that Google Voice can understand, bringing the total to 42. That  total covers 46 countries.

Google Voice Search now supports 42 languages in 46 countries

Google Voice Search now supports 42 languages in 46 countries

Adding a new language isn't easy for Google, according to Product Manager Bertrand Damiba. He says that Google must collect "hundreds of thousands of utterances" from volunteers for each specific language. Some languages like Swedish don't follow a normal set of pronunciation rules which requires Google to bring in native speakers to pronounce a long list of words.

The new languages include Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian. Serbian, Slovak and Swedish. The update has just started rolling out so if you haven't yet received, don't panic just yet. Google says that the everyone will receive the update by next week. The Mountain View maestros also wanted to tell everyone that Google Voice Search works with only one language at a time and said that you might need to fiddle with your language settings to get one of the new languages to work.

source: Google via AndroidPolice

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posted on 17 Aug 2012, 02:27 6

1. Katrina (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


o snap, google smoking crack. they update faster than apple siri.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:38 1

4. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


apple users are getting android 4.1 google now like features on the google search app ahead of most android users and the app will be supported by all devices from ios 4.1 and almost all the active ios devices in the world have ios 4.1 or higher, so most of the ios devices will have google's latest and greatest feature..........all the new stuff that comes from google also comes to ios where google earns around 80% of its mobile revenue.......google loves apple users very much and apple users also like google........siri is like the default search app on android and s voice on the galaxy s3, these apps won't get updated all the time, but even an apple user isn't bothered about it........both the apple and android users get these features so the users from both the platforms are satisfied..........apple fanboys and android fanboys don't like each other but both of them like google.....its the only company that can't be hated

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 02:53 4

2. aleksandar2872000 (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


wooopy poopy coopy. serbian woooooooo now i can use my voice search on my galaxy nexus

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:53

6. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


i'm happy for you.... :-)

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 10:21

3. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Good Job Google, this gives the advantage to users worldwide, btw how many languages does Siri know if I may ask? is it 1?

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:51

5. thebest (Posts: 226; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


around 16 languages......

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