Google Voice Search learns new languages

In addition to English, Voice Search can now respond to questions in French, German, and Japanese.

Google Voice Search now supports French, German, and Japanese. Google

With Voice Search a key component of Google's search strategy , the company announced Thursday that it now works with three other languages besides English.

Google Voice Search, part of the Google Search app for Android and iOS, can now respond to many queries in French, German, and Japanese in the language that they were originally asked.

Google did not immediately respond to questions about what languages are planned next, or why these three languages were chosen. However, given how many people speak Hindi, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese, it would stand to reason that they would be high on Google's list for upcoming support.

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