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Google adds 'Voice Actions' to Android 2.2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Aug 2010 22:00 User comments (3)

Google adds 'Voice Actions' to Android 2.2 Google has updated Android 2.2 Froyo today, adding 10 new voice commands that will help device owners use the phone without needing to use a keypad, virtual or not.
The Voice Actions tool will let users dictate their text messages and emails by translating spoken word into text.

Additionally, the tool can make phone calls after you speak a person's name, or find songs to play.

Google showed off the technology during a demonstration this morning, with the spoken words being translated to written flawlessly. The company said Voice Actions remains accurate even in loud surroundings.

Android devices already had the ability to process spoken requests for Web searches and for the GPS system.

So far, only the Nexus One and Droid 2 have official Android 2.2, but a handful of phones are expected to get the update in the coming months.

T-Mobile Android device owners have had a similar feature for months, dubbed the "Genius" button, although there are no T-Mobile devices with 2.2, yet.

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3 user comments

112.8.2010 23:49

"So far, only the Nexus One and Droid 2 have official Android 2.2, but a handful of phones are expected to get the update in the coming months."

Actually, Verizon restarted the 2.2 rollout a couple days ago...most Droid 1 phones now have 2.2 (a very old 2.2, but still 2.2)

216.8.2010 11:46

Evo 4g is 2.2

317.8.2010 15:32

Yep this addition is pretty sweet. I also like the ChrometoPhone (they have it for Firefox too FoxtoPhone)

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