Nuance Announces Voice Control for Mass Market Phones
Today Nuance Communications announced its NVC 2.0 product, which will allow users of most mass market feature phones to control their devices with their voice. NVC 2.0, which is for network operators and handset makers to enable, can recognize speech on both the handset and through the network. Carriers and phone makers will be able to voice-enable many different features and actions on the end devices. Some of the possibilities include voice-activated dialing, free-form web search, text message dictation, navigation, social media applications and more. The software is available to network operators and handset makers starting today.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
Google Search Speaks More than One Language at a Time
Google has improved the multilingual capabilities of its voice search feature. The latest version of Google Search allows users to speak up to five different languages without requiring that they change the settings each time.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.