Google Enhances Voice Actions for Android 2.2 Users

August 19th, 2010 | Posted by Gothamghost in Technology

Earlier this month Google added some more functionality to Android’s already impressive voice search. I have used the new features for over a week now and I have to say I am impressed. The voice search gets what I am saying about 95% of the time and is able to offer suggestions when it isn’t sure what I said. Some examples of things to say 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]

In order to get these new features you need an Android phone running 2.2. Head to the app store and search for Voice Search. While you are in the Android Market check for an app called Chrome to Phone it allows you to send the current page you are on in Google Chrome directly to your phone’s browser. Very useful for when you want to finish reading a page and you have to leave your PC. Enjoy the new apps.

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