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Google today appears to be rolling out much wider support for its “Ok Google” command within Search. This update pertains solely to the ability to say “Ok Google” within Google Now and the search box to activate a command or search and have Google automatically detect when you say it. Previously, this feature was supported only in the US, Canada, France, and Germany. Today’s update adds support for 7 new language locales, including Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese. Google’s been testing these languages in these regions for a little while now, so it’s possible that you could have been one of the lucky testers.

  • English (now supports all accents / dialects)
  • Spanish (Spain and Mexico only)
  • Italian
  • Portuguese (Brazilian only)
  • Russian
  • Korean
  • Japanese

The update appears to be rolling out gradually, so it may take a little while to hit your device. You also need to be on the most recent version of the Google Search

(via Android Police)

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One Response to “‘Ok Google’ voice detection rolling out for 7 new languages including Russian, Korean, more”

  1. Alex Raikos says:

    My phone’s language is set to Greek and it can already recognize “Ok Google”.

    Do you mean that voice commands will be enabled in those regions or simply the ability to say “Ok Google” in one of those languages?

    Google really needs to extend the voice recognition-thingy since they’re relying more and more on Google Now.