Voice recognition apps are cool and they can be incredibly handy too. Google has just such a tool available, which Android users should already be familiar with – Voice Actions. Unfortunately it has always been catered to the American market, which means that for those who don’t speak the English language as their first language will have some difficulty when using the feature.
The good news is that Google will be updating the Android Voice Search tool to include support for other languages such as British English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, so this should be good news for those who speak another language apart from English, or for those who speak English with a heavy accent.
The tool’s functions should not have changed much from before, but for those new to Voice Actions, you can use it by simply saying one of the following commands, which can now be spoken in any of the added languages we mentioned above:
- send text to [contact] [message]
- call [business]
- call [contact]
- go to [website]
- navigate to [location/business name]
- directions to [location/business name]
- map of [location]