AT&T Tempts Developers with Watson Speech APIs
AT&T today announced that it will provide several different speech-related application programming interfaces (APIs) to developers in June. Developers will be able to use the APIs, which are based on AT&T's Watson speech recognition technology, to create voice-enabled applications and services for smartphones, TVs, and other digital devices. The first AT&T Watson speech APIs will cover web search, local business search, question and answer, voicemail-to-text, SMS, U-verse electronic programming guide, and a dictation API for general use of speech recognition. In addition to the APIs, AT&T also plans to make an SDK available to help make integrating speech into applications easier. AT&T already uses the Watson speech technology in a number of Android and iOS applications.
Google's Speech-to-Text App Gains New Powers
Google recently updated its Text-to-Speech app for Android devices and gave the tool a handful of new features. The app adds support for Bengali, Danish, English, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, and Mandarin.
Voice Typing in Google Search, GBoard for Android Gains 30 New Languages
Google today updated its Google Search and GBoard applications for Android devices and expanded the number of languages supported in voice typing by 30. Google said it worked with native speakers of these languages from around the world to build the needed speech sample data.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
Android 'M' Is for Marshmallow, Final Preview Build Released
Google today officially named the next version of its mobile operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company had strongly implied that Marshmallow would be the final name in a teaser video released last week.
how bad will at&t screw this up??