Google Offers Voice Typing Feature to Android Devs
Google has released a new tool to Android developers that will allow them to add Android 4.0's voice typing feature to their own applications. Google says that any app built for Android 4.0 will be able to take advantage of the voice typing feature, while devices running Android 2.2 to 3.x will still use the standard voice recognition. Android's 4.0 voice typing feature works in real-time and lets users speak text that is then transcribed into text boxes. The voice typing APK is free for developers to download.
Voice Typing in Google Search, GBoard for Android Gains 30 New Languages
Google today updated its Google Search and GBoard applications for Android devices and expanded the number of languages supported in voice typing by 30. Google said it worked with native speakers of these languages from around the world to build the needed speech sample data.
Google Keyboard for Android Gains One-Handed Typing
Google has updated its Google Keyboard application for Android devices to version 5.1. The improved keyboard now allows users to move the cursor by sliding their finger across the space bar.
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 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.