Continuing with a batch of Google Android app updates today, like Google+ and Google Music, Google’s Gesture Search app also received a major update. The new version adds support for 40+ languages, although no list of exactly which languages are now supported is readily available. The app lets users draw letters or numbers on the screen and as they do so, the app starts searching through contacts, bookmarks, music, and other information to help the user find the information for which they are searching. With the addition of new languages, users can now write in their native language. This includes languages like Chinese and their extensive characters. Google indicates the app supports the entry of Pinyin initials to find results in traditional Chinese. Gesture Search also supports transliteration between all of the supported languages so a search written out in one language should yield results from other languages.
If you want to check out the free app, you can download it using one of the apps below. You may find it to be a useful way to conduct a device-wide search.