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Google Voice Now Understands British People! (And Others, As Well)

Steven Blum

Find the British accent unintelligable? So did Google Voice, it seems, until a recent update brought British English to the mix. Google Voice now understands French, German, Italian and Spanish as well.

To use Voice Actions, simply say one of the following commands (spoken in any of the previously mentioned languages):

  • send text to [contact] [message]
  • call [business]
  • call [contact]
  • go to [website]
  • navigate to [location/business name]
  • directions to [location/business name]
  • map of [location]

To watch a promo for the British version of Google Voice (oh my god what are they saying??? Is that ENGLISH????) take a look below:

PS: Google Voice's confused relationship with British English reminds me of the equally-confused (or is it just racist?) relationship between Mira and Marjory on Little Britain:


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  • Marvin Cleaver Sep 16, 2011 Link

    Ha! Well, I suppose certain words sound a lot more posh in Britain, like ALOOMINIUM (aluminum) or OREGAAHHHNO (oregano).

  • Di Tao Sep 16, 2011 Link

    I 'fiink ya right.