What plans does Google have to support Google Now in other languages. This would be especially important for people who need to use the device without looking at the screen.

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, if I change the Settings app | Controls | Language and Input | Language setting then the user interface language changes but the Google Now speaking voice is still in English.

I have also tried Settings app | Controls | Voice Control but those settings are limited to voice control for answering or rejecting calls, stopping or snoozing alarms, shooting with the camera or video software, or controlling the playing of music.

Also under Settings app | Device | Accessibility there are several useful user settings such as TalkBack, but nothing related to Google Now.

Finally, in the Google Now application there are several useful functionalities but nothing to set the input and output languages in Google Now.

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It appears google already does, if you open the app Google Settings, Then Search and Now. Then Voice, at the top you can pick from a bunch of languages. I added Espanol (Mexico) since I know a little and it recognized my voice in spanish. Hope this is what you are looking for.

  • That's great, but what if someone cannot see the screen. There should be a universal Google Voice command to set the language. What is it? Thanks. Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 6:51
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    Note: I would like to upvote you but I don't have enough reputation. Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 6:52
  • Hmm. I'll do some digging and let you know about that. And its all good. =)
    – jer3my
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 6:55
  • Take a look at support.google.com/websearch/answer/2940021?hl=en If you scroll down to Way to use your voice. Then select android, it shows all(?) of the commands you can use. It does not look like you can at this time. Sorry. =(
    – jer3my
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 7:01
  • @JackMaddington You may accept(no privilege needed) the answer if it worked well for you.
    – Firelord
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 7:01

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