If you didn't see our initial post on Maluuba, a rather nifty voice assistant app, check it out. The service has now gone global, though English remains the only supported language, with the beta release of Maluuba International.

As with the normal version of Maluuba, you can get directions, find restaurants, movie showtimes, create alarms, and more. The app itself has a pretty neat UI, too (even if it is a total Windows not-Metro ripoff).

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The downside here is probably implicit, but the amount of data Maluuba will be able to provide to users in many country will obviously be a lot smaller than its currently officially-supported regions (US, UK, Australia). As such, while searches for things like movie showtimes may go through, your country or particular locale may not have such information to find at all. Keep that in mind - Maluuba is offering this up as a beta mostly to show off what the app does, not as a promise to bring Yelp restaurant listings to every country on earth.

With that in mind, features like making calendar appointments, asking questions to Wolfram Alpha, and general web searches are region-agnostic.

Anyway, definitely give it a shot if you haven't already, it's on the Play Store right now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • TheWhiteLotus

    What a douchebag.

    • Greyhame

      Douchebag? Definitely. Funny video? Yes.

  • Bill

    Hahaha.... So true!

  • GazaIan

    Love the UI.

  • MyName

    "This item isn't available in your country."
    Not in the country I am now, nir on the one selected by Market Enabler...

  • Ryan Wallace

    Incompatible with HTC EVO 4G LTE and Nexus 7

    • Zaatour36

      as well as Galaxy S III iternational

      • Allen Cross

        Don't worry -- you can still install the app.

        Read my response in this thread, above. Or, if you're in a big hurry and/or not interested in reading the (highly entertaining) explanation, just click this link.:

        Maluuba page #2

        • Zaatour36


    • Allen Cross

      No, no -- there's no incompatibility. They're just trying to manage installations in specific regions and for a very specific reason.

      Let's note that the article (above) points us to this install page in Google's Play Store.:

      Maluuba page #1

      In case you missed it, their product description on that page includes the following statement.:

      *** Note to North American, UK and Australian users: please go to this page to download Maluuba: http://maluu.ba/download ***

      Oddly enough, that URL is not a landing page but merely redirects to yet another Play Store page...

      Maluuba page #2

      Got that? They've established two separate install pages, in preparation for the release of a paid version -- eventually to be found at Play Store page #2. The first page -- as indicated by the usee of 'light' -- will likely be used for their free, demo app.

      Hope this info helps.

  • jpelgrom

    Metro UI in Android #dont