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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 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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Heck yes! Negligence! iDeNoh Aug 14, 2010, 8:24 PM
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