Dolphin browser adds "Sonar" voice commands

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Dolphin, a popular 3rd party browser for iOS and Android devices, has announced that version 7.4 will bring voice commands to Dolphin for Android. We presume that Apple’s tight control over Siri (and the lack of other powerful voice command hooks on earlier iPhones) makes it harder to bring this feature to Apple’s mobile devices, but for those of you with the robot-flavored handsets Dolphin brings you Sonar.

Sonar uses Google’s built-in voice recognition API to translate your words to text, before using their Dolphin-specific backend to figure out what the words mean. Even in this initial build you get fairly impressive voice interaction. You can navigate to pages, add new tabs, and use popular social sites (“Facebook Kate Perry”) to search for people. You can also direct Sonar to “Yelp” things if you want reviews of a new restaurant or laundromat you are considering.

To help promote Sonar, Dolphin has released a YouTube video that suggests the new voice functions are so fun and useful that you’ll wish everything would respond to your questions this way. It’s fairly amusing and worth a minute and a half of your time, but if time is of the essence you can grab the latest version of Dolphin for Android at the market link below.



source: Dolphin via Tech Crunch, Android Market

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8 Comments

1. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Great concept. I can dig it.

2. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

hmm will try it today and hopefully it works good

3. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

i just tried it out.. its pretty good :) nice update

7. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

yes, tried it, too.. it's quite nice actually.. downloaded several 3rd party browsers like opera and firefox, but in the end keep going back to Dolphin HD.. this is so far the best yet.. can't try chrome, my phone is not sandwiched yet..

4. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Wonderful

5. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Haha Sonar is Fanfreakintastic. Siri who? I can search my own calender. dolphin best Mobile browser.

6. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Dolphin Does it again! These guys keep outing quality updates.

8. ENIGMA

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

BROWSING ON DOLPHIN USES TAKES 300MB OV RAM HEAVY BROWSING

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