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

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 16, 2011

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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Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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