Google Updates Vocal Powers of Search for Android
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.
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's Voice Assistant Now Works with Some Chat Apps
Google today extended the voice capabilities of its Google Search app by allowing it to interact with third-party messaging apps. People can now issue commands such as "Ok Google, send a WhatsApp message" to initiate and dictate messages in a handful of popular messaging apps.
Google Search App Can Be Used to Open, Interact with Other Apps
Google has updated the main search application for Android devices and expanded its ability to use voice commands with other installed applications. For example, users can say things like, "Ok Google, Shazam this song," or "Ok Google, listen to NPR" and it will do exactly that.
Google Search for Android Gains Offline Mode
Google has made it possible for Google Search to work even when the device goes offline. The latest build of Search for Android can store Google searches if a phone loses its network connection.
Google Brings Q&A Feature to Maps and Search
Google today said it is adding a question-and-answer tool to Google Maps and Google Search for Android devices. Users need only search for and open business listings within Maps or Search to see the Q&A feature, which taps into data provided by Google Local Guides and others.
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