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Google Updates Vocal Powers of Search for Android

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Aug 12, 2010, 12:17 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 12, 2010, 12:29 PM

Google today announced the addition of new voice-controlled features to its main search product for the Android platform. Google has added what it calls "Voice Actions" to Android's search function, allowing Android users to command their handsets to perform certain types of searches and tasks. For example, users will be able to command, "Call the Blue Ribbon Bakery in New York," and the Android search will understand the voice command, search for the number, and then place a phone call. It also can access Google Maps, allowing uses to command. "Navigate to Rockefeller Plaza," and so on. It can also be used to conduct music searches online, such as initiating a Last.fm request for specific artists. Other commands include: send text to [contact] [message]; listen to [artist/song/album]; call [business]; call [contact]; send email to [contact] [message]; go to [website]; note to self [note]; navigate to [location/business name]; directions to [location/business name]; map of [location]. Android users can also use the new Voice Actions to dictate text messages entirely without touching the phone's keyboard.

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Aug 14, 2010, 8:24 PM

Heck yes! Negligence!

I figured I would point this out as they so helpfully decided to ommit this information: The new voice search (voice commands) are for android 2.2 at least.

Aug 12, 2010, 1:40 PM

Umm how do I d/l this?

I read in the Google link provided in the bottom of the article and I can't find anywehre to d/l this.
The QR codes are at the bottom of the screen.
its in the market..

search: voice search
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