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Google Voice Search update adds 13 new languages

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An update to Google's Voice Search adds 13 new languages including Portugese, Norwegian, Romanian, and Hungarian. Google says the update is rolling out now.

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Google is announcing support for another 13 languages in its Voice Search app for Android, bringing the total up to 42. The company already had a lot of difficult-to-implement languages like Arabic and Chinese taken care of, but this update fills some big holes in Europe with the addition of Portugese, Norwegian, Romanian, and Hungarian. Google says that the update is already rolling out, an effort that should be completed sometime next week.

In order to get the update, those with phones whose Google Search widget has a microphone don’t need to do anything, while those without can download the Voice Search app from Google Play. Unfortunately, those with iOS devices won’t see the changes reflected in the soon-to-be-updated Google Search app just yet. See below for a full list of the newly-supported languages:

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