Aug 17th, 2012

Google is looking to bring search to more more users across the globe but not with the old fashioned, inefficient way of typing out searches with our fingers. What is this, 2009? No, sir. With our voice. That’s why ‘ol Googs took to their official Android Blog tonight to let Android users around the globe know that Voice Search can now recognize 13 new languages. Which ones were added? See below.

  • Basque
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • European Portuguese
  • Finnish
  • Galician
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Norwegian
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Swedish

This now brings the grand total of 42 languages around the world who are able to search using their voice, spanning across 46 countries. The update is still in the process of rolling out and while it may not be available in your native tongue just yet, Google is promising a full rollout by next week. Google also mentioned that only 1 language can be spoken into the Voice Search app at a time, and you may need to mess with your language settings to use one of the newly added languages.

[Google Play Store]