Nuance Debuts Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android
Nuance Communications today announced the availability of Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android devices. The beta application is a voice-powered assistant that lets Android device owners dictate/send text messages, make calls, set calendar appointments, and other tasks by talking to their phone. The beta app is based on Nuance's Dragon Go! natural voice and artificial intelligence technology. It can be woken up by saying, "Hi, Dragon" and can also read in-bound text messages and emails when in Drive Mode. Dragon Mobile Assistant is free to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices in the U.S. and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Google Brings Google Assistant to the iPhone
Google today announced Google Assistant for the iPhone. The app can respond to voice input and take action for a wide variety of tasks.
Google Spreading Assistant to More Speakers and Smart Home Appliances
Google today said the Google Assistant will soon be available across a wider variety of devices. Google Assistant, the voice-powered helper, is already available on Android smartphones and smartwatches, and the Google Home speaker.
Google Assistant Can Now Find Your Phone, Call from Your Mobile Number
Google today said its Home-based Google Assistant product can easily find your Android or iOS smartphone. Home owners need only say, "OK Google, find my phone." The Assistant will ring Android phones, or send a call to iPhones, even when the phone is in silent mode.
Microsoft Releases Cortana for Android in Beta Form
Microsoft today made its Cortana voice-activated personal assistant available to Android users via the Google Play Store beta channel. The app had previously only been available through a closed beta, but is now accessible through an open beta program.