Google Voice Search adds 13 more languages to its total

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.

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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