Google Adds Voice Action Features on Android Phones

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Friday, August 13, 2010

screenshot-2If Apple phone’s mesmerized the smartphone market with their touchiness, Google’s Android phones are looking to take an upper-hand with their Voice Actions technology. However, Apple offers voice control features in iPhone, while Google has improved upon the already existing Voice Actions feature, adding more speed and accuracy to it. This is no new technology, even the base models from Nokia use voice recognition technology for dialing contacts on the list. What makes the difference is that the Android phones would allow you to use some intricate features with “Voice”. The Google Officials unveiled 12 new Voice Action features plus the search for Android phones inaddition to their ability to send text messages with voice action. Google would like to extend its line of features running on Voice Actions.
Let’s have a sneak-peak into the features that will support the Voice Action technology

  • Call business from Google Search
  • Call contacts from Dialing list
  • Send text messages
  • Find driving directions in their navigation app
  • Listen to [artist/song/album]
  • Send email to contacts and message
  • Go to a website
  • Get a note to self
  • Navigate to certain location
  • Show the map for a location

Now users can make call to any business from Google Search and not just the local contacts app with Voice Action. Users can look for driving directions in a jiffy using the navigate app. For music lovers searching for songs on the web with your voice would be simply great. Eventually you can launch an apps to play the songs. Interestingly, to email a message users need to just mention the name of the sender and the content of the message.

With the touch and now Voice Action added to smartphones have grown really smart. We can keep our fingers crossed and wait for the next big thing to feature in the smartphones.

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