Google Voice Search

Google Voice Search
Initial releaseMay 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)
Available inMultilingual
TypeSearch by voice on your mobile phone and desktop PC

Google Voice Search or Search by Voice is a Google product that allows users to use Google Search by speaking on a mobile phone or computer, i.e. have the device search for data upon entering information on what to search into the device by speaking.

Initially named as Voice Action which allowed one to give speech commands to an Android phone. Once only available for the U.S. English locale – commands were later recognizable and replied to in American, British, and Indian English; Filipino, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.[1]

In Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean), it was merged with Google Now.

In August 2014, a new feature was added to Google Voice Search, allowing users to choose up to five languages and the app will automatically understand the spoken language.[2]

  1. ^ "Introducing Voice Actions for Android in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain". Google Mobile Blog. September 16, 2011.
  2. ^ Moon, Mariella (August 15, 2015). "Google Voice Search can now handle multiple languages with ease". engadget. AOL Tech. Retrieved February 25, 2016.

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