Google Voice Search Receives An International Upgrade
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
Google responds to their users’ requests to add multiple languages to their Google Search engine for other parts of the world. By tapping the microphone icon in the search bar, French, German and Japanese speakers can ask Google any number of questions and have their smartphone respond in their native language.
Google also gives some examples, with asking for some coffee in Munich: “Wo bekomme ich Kaffee in München?” and users will get a list of local options, or the height of the Eiffel tower by saying: “Quelle est la hauteur de la Tour Eiffel?”, as well as who invented the transistor in Japanese: “トランジスタを発明したのはだれ？”, giving you the answer to the latter question.
Given the localization standards, we can see languages such as Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and even Netherlands added to the search engine, give or take. But as Google did not make any official announcements on this matter, it should be taken with a grain of salt. At least German, French and Japanese users can enjoy searching in their native language so far.
The changes will not require a new update, as the feature is to be implemented server-side. Download the application for your iPhone, iPad or Android from their respective stores if not already done so and ask away. Or you could use the traditional way and type your question as well to get you answer. The means is entirely up to you.