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by Samantha Noble on 10th June 2010
Developers at Google are aiming to make voice search available in any language after releasing new versions in five different tongues.
SEO services clients now know that online browsers in Spain, Italy, Germany and France will now be able to tell their phones the information they wish to find, although Amir Mane told readers of the official Google Mobile Blog that there are still issues with different accents to iron out.
For example, those who speak German in Austria or French in Switzerland may find the application does not recognise their commands, due to the slight variations in the way people in those countries communicate.
Google’s search team stated that it has spent many weeks at a time taking notes of spoken utterances, trying to amass a collection ready for public consumption.
The search specialist, which has already unveiled the feature in a number of languages across the world, said it has enlisted the help of many people in recording popular terms with different acoustic backgrounds such as the noise of a car engine or the bustle of a busy restaurant.