Android voice control now speaks British English

How well Voice Actions will cope with regional accents, such as Scouse, Geordie, or Glaswegian, remains to be seen. We suspect Cockney rhyming slang will go down like a lead balloon.

British English coming to Android
Crave UK

Cor blimey, guvnor! Android now understands British accents.

The Voice Actions for Android feature lets any Tom, Dick, and Harry control their blower by rabbiting at it. But, while the Sherman tanks across the pond from the U.K. have been happily using Voice Actions for yonks, it's been more problematic for Brits with thick regional accents.

The big G has addressed this by making Android recognize British English, both in terms of pronunciation and linguistic differences, as compared to Yank.

Read more of " Android voice control now recognises British English " at Crave UK.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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