“Ok Google” hot word expands to more languages
One of the coolest features we find in Google Now is the ability to activate a voice search by simply using the hot word “Ok Google”. Those of you lucky enough to be using the Google Now launcher have an even better experience, since this works from any area in the Home Screen, and those of you using a Moto X make us all envious. Up to just a couple of hours ago, this feature was only exclusive to those using your device in English US and UK modes, though we did know that Google was working on expanding this feature to other languages.
Google is currently rolling out a software update to its Google Search services, and one of the biggest enhancements is that it now expands the hot word to other languages. If you’re currently using your device in any of the following languages, you should have already received the update, or it should be available to you soon:
- English (now supports all accents / dialects)
- Spanish (Spain and Mexico only)
- Portuguese (Brazilian only)
We do know that some of you using your phones in French or German have been receiving this update earlier than others, so just remember that it might take Google a few days to get this update to you. If you’re not certain, just check to see if your app is currently on version 3.5.