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Just speak it: presenting Voice Actions for Android
(mix-published using the Official Google Blog)
Our cell phones have grown to be modern-day Swiss Military knives. An Android phone is really a handheld computer, an mp3 player, a notepad, a Gps navigation navigation unit and much more, all folded into one sleek device that matches in your wallet. Present day phones achieve this a lot of things for all of us that we sometimes don’t even consider the way we do them.
Despite the fact that our phones do each one of these something totally new, probably the most natural method of getting together with a telephone remains what it really has been: speaking. And also to that finish, we are very happy to introduce Voice Actions for Android. Voice Actions are a number of spoken commands that allow you to take control of your phone making use of your voice. Call companies and contacts, send texts and email, pay attention to music, see the web, and finish common tasks, all simply by speaking to your phone.
To make use of Voice Actions, tap the microphone button around the Google search engine in your desltop, or press lower for any couple of seconds around the physical search button in your phone to activate the &ldquoSpeak Now&rdquo screen. Let Mike LeBeau, charge engineer for Voice Actions, demonstrate within this video.
(in the Google Mobile YouTube Funnel)
Speak these commands to carry out a Voice Action in your phone:
send text to [contact] [message]
pay attention to [artist/song/album]
send email to [contact] [message]
note to self [note]
navigate to [location/business title]
directions to [location/business title]
map of [location]
Not to mention, you may still conduct a Google search making use of your voice.
While we are in internet marketing, we are also delivering an up-to-date form of the Google search widget for Android. Whenever you type a nearby search query, like [italian restaurants] you will see recommended restaurants with addresses and rankings. Also, while you type queries, you are able to refine them further by tapping the pencil icon that seems right of search suggestions.
Both Voice Actions and also the new Google search widget require Android 2.2 (Froyo), and will also be pre-installed using the new Android 2 phone from Motorola and Verizon. Voice Actions are presently readily available for U.S. British loudspeakers.
For those who have another phone with Android 2.2 (such as the Google Android Nexus One, HTC Evo or even the original Android), you will need to download several application updates from Android Sell to get all of the latest goodness:
Voice Search (this application includes Voice Actions)
Google Search widget
music applications (e.g. The planet pandora, Last.fm, Rdio, mSpot)
To obtain began fast, scan the QR codes of these applications below.
We believe Voice Actions help you to get things done in your phone faster and simpler. Try it out, and let’s read your comments!
Published by Hugo Barra, Product Management Director, and Dork Burke, Engineering Manager
Update (1:23 PM PST): we formerly hadn’t made the below downloads available outdoors the united states, but they’re available these days. Voice Actions only use US British loudspeakers at this time.