Google Search for Android Updated to Add Multilingual Voice Search
Google Search for Android has received an update that brings multilingual voice search capabilities. The Mountain View giant on Thursday announced the update, giving users the ability to add up to five languages as default language, compared to just one earlier, allowing them to give Google Now voice commands including search in multiple languages without switching.
The company made the announcement in blog post that stressed on the fact “For many people out there, speaking just one language isn’t enough” announced the news. Google, however, revealed that the multilingual voice search is only available with the latest Search app version 3.6, which was globally announced earlier this month and is still gradually rolling out. As of now, Google Play in India still lists the older updated version with the app last on August 12.
Earlier, while voice search was available in 50 languages, the user had to change settings every time before the Search app detected the spoken language. For using the latest feature, an Android user will have to tweak few settings, open Google Settings from device’s apps menu, tap Search and Now -> Voice -> Languages, and select languages.