Google adds voice actions to Android

By on August 12, 2010
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Users will be able to use their Android devices with voice commands.

Google today unveiled enhanced voice actions for the Android mobile operating system. Voice actions will allow you to perform basic and advanced functions on your device just by using voice commands. Here are some of the commands Android will be programmed to obey:

  • 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]

Here is a video to better to understand the new feature:

If you have a Android 2.2 mobile device, hop onto Android Market and download Voice Search and the Google Search Widget to get cracking.

Source: Google Mobile.


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  • Kenneth Wong

    Attempting to install this on some rooted ROMs may result in Installation Unsuccessful. If you get this error message, go to Market and download Titanium Backup (free app). Using Titanium Backup, backup Voice Search, then uninstall it. Reboot your phone, go to Market and download Voice Search again, and it should install correctly this time.

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