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This article was published on May 30, 2014


Google Search for Android gets global app indexing, content is no longer limited to just English

Google Search for Android gets global app indexing, content is no longer limited to just English Image by: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO
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Google today released an important update that ensures app indexing in Google Search for Android works for all content, not just English. The company has also translated its developer guidelines into eight additional languages: Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

We contacted Google to ask if app indexing now works in these languages, or what exactly “more languages” refers to, since the company’s announcement isn’t clear. Google told TNW that the feature is now available globally, but currently will only show content from the apps that the company has manually included.

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Google today added the first publishers with content in other languages (Fairfax Domain, MercadoLibre, Letras.Mus.br, Vagalume, Idealo, L’Equipe, Player.fm, Upcoming, Au Feminin, Marmiton, and chip.de) as well as three more for US English (Walmart, Tapatalk, and Fancy). This brings the total list of apps to over 50 (see the previous list of apps here).

App Indexing for Google Search

See also – Google Search for Android can now show results from inside third-party apps and Google Play app listings and Google Search for Android now surfaces results from inside third-party apps for English content globally

Image Credit: Kimhiro Hoshino/Getty Images

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