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Voice Actions for Google Android Introduced

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Google’s introducing a new feature for Android devices called Voice Actions. With the press of a single button and a few spoken words, Android users can send messages, play songs, call contacts, send email, visit websites, create notes or navigate to a destination. The video demo below is pretty impressive, but your mileage will vary depending on your voice and background noise.

All that’s required is Android 2.2 and a U.S. English accent. The Droid 2 is ready to roll with Voice Actions, but other handsets require a few application updates.

via Google Mobile Blog

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

2 Comments

  1. Tai-Pan

    08/16/2010 at 3:04 am

    Google voice actions (GVA?)are going to be huge for tablets… input is there week spot, and voice navigation can be much better than swiping and touching… now all we need to do instead of learn to type is speak… oh and learn the commands Google periodically bleeds out so as not to overwhelm us.

    One day we’ll all be fluent in GVA and try to remember back to when we used to touch and smudge our screens :)

    • Tim

      08/16/2010 at 6:36 am

      I vote the command to start blogging is “Captain’s Log”

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