Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant out for Android ICS, lets you drink from the voice-recognition source

Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant out for Android ICS, lets you drink from the voice-recognition source
Nuance is the voice-recognition tech provider behind Apple's Siri, and one of the most established names in the field, so the news that it is expanding on its Dragon Go! app for Android is certainly exciting.

The company just introduced the new Dragon Mobile Assistant app for Android, and it bets on a more conversational approach to voice control services, the way Siri and Google Voice in Jelly Bean are acting. An added bonus is that you wake it up with the phrase "Hi, Dragon!", which will certainly spook people on the subway.

You can stay stuff like the examples Nuance is listing below, and the service will respond:

* Make a call - "Call Ashley on her mobile"
* Send a text message - "Tell John I'll be there in five"
* Create a calendar event - "Set up a meeting with Jake Barnes tomorrow at 2pm"
* Update Facebook or Twitter - "Sent out a new Tweet, What a finish to the game!"
* Use maps and find directions - "What's the best way to Portland, Maine?"
* Find restaurants and make reservations - "Find brewpubs in Boston"
* Check the weather - "How's the weather look this week?"
* Look up local businesses and points of interest - "Fenway Park"
* And access content and information from over 200 websites with the Dragon Go! search carousel

The integration with Google Maps is a great feature, as it keeps your hands on the wheel, instead of fiddling with the phone to change or find directions. Check out the promo video below and take it for spin from the source link, but bear in mind that it is only available on ICS handsets for obvious reasons, and in English for now.

source: DragonMobileAssistant (Play Store)

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9 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Dragon with a woman's voice? :D

7. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

She must be veeeery ugly...

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But voice sounds good. :)

2. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

i hope that good guy google acquires this before a**hole apple.

3. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

incompatible with my Sony Xperia Acro S :( btw finally a good voice assisant till for non-samsung /non-jelly beaned phones like mine...........now if only they add more devices to compatibily list

4. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I tried it and it seems to work pretty good. When I ask it to call some one it calls the main number unlike 2 voice which ask which numbers if their is more than 2. Thats not aa bad idea though.

5. BuckeyeCadet86

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So for those who have used this, is it better than Google Now or S Voice or is it pretty much the same thing?

6. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It seems to be like kind the same, but S voice may have the edge I think. Ask it where am I located or what time it is and it fails. Ask that to S voice and it displays location through G maps, or if you choose G Earth shows it that way. It also tells you the time when you ask S voice.

9. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The Galaxy S III has S Voice. Wonder which is better?

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