Google has updated Android Voice Search to work with the language known by fourth-graders the world over: Pig Latin. Sounds like an April Fool’s joke? Guess again buckaroo, the feature is actually in there. Just go to Settings, Voice input and output settings, Voice recognizer settings, Language, and scroll all the way down to the bottom, past all the real anguage-lays. Now you can launch web searches, start turn-by-turn directions, and use everything else in Google Voice Search with utmost ridiculousness.
April Fool’s day is a bit of a minefield for us bloggers. Keep in mind that in the last few months, we’ve had to write unlikely stories such as BlackBerry embracing Android, and Nokia switching to Windows Phone, so even the most remotely plausible headline can catch the eye and possibly leave us with egg on our faces. It makes for an interesting day of news, in any case!
To try out Google Voice Search in Pig Latin, you can download the app for free in the Android Market. iPhone owners will also be able to get their Pig Latin on with their Search app, linked after the movie.
[via Google Research Blog]