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OK Google hotword now enabled for French and German

A quick heads up that a new Google Search update is pushing out through the Play Store that brings a few welcome new features for folks on Android 4.1 and above. One of the bigger ones is that the "OK Google" hotword for voice search is now enabled for folks speaking French and German.

We also now get traffic incident alerts for our routes in Google Now, as well as support for Cricket – presumably in a similar format to how Google Now handles other sports. Perfect to keep up with the impending T20 World Cup. Snag the latest version at the Play Store link up top.

 

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Google Search adds traffic incidents, more languages for voice and Cricket

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I would like to know as well! I heard it has to do with reminders for retail chains (as opposed to reminders for only specific store locations), but I'm not so sure.

I think they mean location-based reminders for something like a chain of stores. For example, if you set a location-based reminder to remind you of something when you get to Target, you can set it for "Target All locations" instead of being forced to select only a specific address.

Disappointed there's no support for UK county cricket teams yet. Hope they add this in time for the start of the new season.

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There's also a 'Personalised Recognition' section in the Voice Settings which I haven't noticed before, is that new?

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Ever since I updated it, Google Search doesn't work. It won't even allow me to type in anything. It just crashes.

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