Google Search for Android can understand multiple languages at once


Today, Google has announced that its Google Search for Android can now handle multiple spoken languages at once. It is the nice effort from Google to help the people who speak more than one language. Anyone who speaks more than one language regularly feel some degree of frustration with the Google’s voice system on Android devices.

Google has just added this update into the Play Store and it may take some time to roll out. After downloading the update you can add multiple languages support by going to Search>Settings>Voice>Languages and select your languages.


Google has said on the latest update,

[quote]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—enough to satisfy all but the most advanced polyglots. Whether you get a spoken response from Google depends on the language you use and your query (and you’ll see more languages and features added over time.[/quote]

The new voice settings menu added with the update will now allow you to select up to five languages using the checkboxes. Current version allows only to pick one language from the list. Adding more languages allows you to search by voice in anyone of that language without dividing into the settings. The coolest feature in this is Google can even parse multiple languages in the same query. For example, you can start searching in English and can lapse into German or whatever languages you have selected.

When you select the languages you can pick your primary language with a long press. But, the other annoying features is that the OK Google hotword detection feature still work when only English set as the primary language.

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