Google Voice Actions introduced for Android 2.2

Google Voice Actions introduced for Android 2.2
Today, Google has reduced the need to type on any Android handset running OS 2.2 or higher with the introduction of Google Voice Actions for Android. Instead of typing out that text you need to send, you can simply use your voice to compose the message and send it on its way. Using Voice Actions such as "Navigate to..." or "Go to...", you will be able to vocalize search requests, ask for specific songs to be played and even request certain web pages like the New York Times. The Google search widget has been updated to include this new feature and a list of the Voice Actions can be found at the sourcelink.

Google Voice Actions and the new widget are pre-installed on the Motorola DROID 2, which launches today. If you are using another Android model running 2.2, you will need to update Voice Search, the Google Search Widget any any music apps that you use (Pandora, mSpot or Last.fm for example). Or, you can click on this link and scan the QR code to get you on the way to replacing much of your typing with talking.

source: VoiceActions via GoogleMobileBlog

FEATURED VIDEO

6 Comments

1. EFchris91

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Got to mess with a Droid 2 today, Its a badass phone

2. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Yes, but have you tried the droid x, and if so how did they compare?

3. EFchris91

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

I have, I got to compare them side by side with my friends Droid X and my iPhone 4. To sum it up, its like a mini Droid X, If you dont like the size of the X, then get this. It takes just as good, or even better pics than the X, its just as smooth, if not smoother, and it just feels like an all around solid phone. Anyone would be lucky to get either of the phones, But I personally would prefer the Droid 2.

4. Richcop

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2009

It works great on my Evo 4g. I used the call and text functions. Works smooth.

5. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

I downloaded this... it works well. beside no, you cannot go to a song on the phone. it tries to take you to the web and search for the title instead of finding it in phone. otherwise it works well.

6. uuuuuuuuuuuu unregistered

uuuuu

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.