When it came to choosing a language to do a voice search with in the Google Search app, you have to undergo the limitation of choosing a single language at the time. The problem was, you could only choose one language at a time. Until now. Now you can choose five languages among 50 languages available.
Exploring the abilities of Google search app, Google officially announced that its updated version can work with upto five languages. A new feature is added to Google Voice Search, allowing users to choose up to five languages and the app will automatically understand the spoken language. More than half the world’s population speaks two or more languages, I personally feel same was the idea behind exploring the abilities of Google voice search. However The feature is only available on the Google search app for Android (version 3.6) till now.
Google reports in Official blog post –
You can use voice search in more than 50 languages and dialects already, but previously you had to change your settings if you wanted to switch languages. Now, you can just make a small, one-time change to your settings, and then you can switch back and forth easily. Google will automatically detect which language you’re using. (For now, you need to stick to one language per sentence though.) You can select up to five languages total
The older version limits you to use single language at a time. Now you can search for a nearby hotel using any of the five languages at the same time, the only thing to be kept in mind is users can’t switch the languages midway in a sentence.
For many people, speaking just one language isn’t enough, like most of us are Hinglish fans. More than half the world’s population speaks two or more languages—and now Google can keep up.
Previously, though you could voice search in more than 50 languages and dialects, but you had to change your settings if you needed to switch between the launguage. However, with the new update in Google Voice Search app on Android, you can now speak in upto five languages, switch back and forth between any of them, and Google will understand you.
All you have to do now is to set your five favourite languages, and then you can switch back and forth easily, Google will automatically detect which language you are using. However, Google is still learning multi-lingual commands and so you will still have to stick with one language per sentence.
Update your Google Voice Search app on your Android device and give the smarter Google a try!
Google's voice search functionality is handy for many people, especially considering the more than 50 languages and dialects it supports. According to the search giant, more than half the world's population speaks two or more different languages, and now it is adding new functionality to further accommodate multilingual individuals
With the Google search app for Android, users can now search in multiple languages at once without having to dig through the settings menu to flip back and forth manually. With a quick, one-time change, users can pick up to 5 languages to voice search with simultaneously. For example, users can input a basic search in one language and then immediately fire off a text message to a friend in another.
The company notes that only one language per sentence can be used for now but that additional features/languages will be added over time. The company also says that whether or not users receive spoken responses will depend on the particular language and search query.