Google Updated Voice Search App For Android Phone

by Abhishek on August 13, 2010

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Google has recently updated its voice search app for android phones, they have added various new actions and features to google voice search app on android platform. You can now control your android phone just by speaking using the voice search app.

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You can now do following news things with the updated app for google voice search on your android device

Send text messages

Say "send text to [recipient] [message]*"

e.g. "send text to Allison Miller Running late. I will be home around 9"

Get directions

Say "navigate to [address/city/business name]"

e.g. "navigate to the DeYoung Museum San Francisco" or "navigate to 1965 Page

Call contacts

Say "call [contact name] [phone type]*"

e.g. "call Allison Miller home"

View a map

Say "map of [address/city]"

e.g. "map of San Francisco”

Write a note

Say "note to self [message]"

e.g. "note to self grocery list banana milk eggs pizza"

Listen to music

Say "listen to [artist/song/album]"

e.g. "listen to the decemberists"

Call businesses

Say "call [business name] [location]*"

e.g. "call Pizzeria Venti Mountain View"

Send email

Say "send email to [recipient] [subject]* [body]*"

e.g. "send email to Mike LeBeau How’s life in New York treating you? The weather’s beautiful here!"

Go to websites

Say "go to [website]

e.g. "go to Wikipedia"

Search Google

Say "[your query]"

e.g. "pictures of the golden gate bridge at sunset"

See the video below to see all these features in action

For some reason, you can’t use the built-in app to play music, so you need to install Pandora, Last.fm, Rdio or mSpot before using actions like "listen to Morcheeba". It would be nice to use voice actions to launch applications or to use custom actions defined by other applications.

The new version of the voice search application requires Android 2.2 (Froyo) and voice actions are limited to English (US). Search for [voice search] in the Android Market or use this QR code given below.

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