As Voice Becomes the New Touch, Google Prepares for a Display-Less Phone

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While hardware manufacturers are looking to the future of flexible displays to offer consumers larger screens that fold or roll up to become more compact for travel, Google is saying that we don’t even need the display anymore. The search giant, which has invested a lot of resources into the Google Search and Google Now […]

Will Yahoo Give Its Mobile Apps Voice?

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In the latest in a series of acquisitions undertaken by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the Internet company had announced that it has acquired natural language processing firm SkyPhrase. The deal could potentially allow Yahoo to deliver its own voice and speech recognition engine into its products in the future, including its mobile apps for iOS […]

Google Hangouts iOS App Gets Google Voice Integration

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A huge update hit the Google Hangouts app this weekend on iOS. The messaging app received Google Voice integration with the ability to make and receive phone calls. It does include SMS, MMS or voicemail capabilities (we’re guessing that’ll stay with only the actual Google Voice app), but those using Hangouts will be able to […]

Exclusive: LG Working on Phone With Always On Voice Commands for 2014

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Three different sources who are familiar with the situation revealed to Gotta Be Mobile that LG will be launching a new Android smartphone with always-on voice commands in 2014. However, unlike the voice commands employed by digital assistant services like Apple’s Siri or the Google Now search, LG will be implementing voice command more broadly for […]

AT&T Confirms HD Voice Coming This Year

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Wireless carrier AT&T has confirmed at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit in California that it will be implementing HD Voice on its 4G LTE network by the end of the year. The carrier gave little information about the technology and compatible handsets as HD Voice requires the carrier to make infrastructure changes to accommodate the technology […]

Get Ready to Pay More for Your Smartphone on Verizon Next Year

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Verizon Wireless has announced some broad plans for its growing LTE network in the U.S., and the end result could cost customers more in terms of up-front costs when purchasing a smartphone on contract. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank’s Media, Internet, and Telecom conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo advises that the carrier will start reducing […]

Poor Battery Life Cited as Reason for Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Delays

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One of the most anticipated technologies in the near future is called voice over LTE, or VoLTE for short, that would allow a single 4G LTE modem on a smartphone to deliver voice and data. However, according to a recent study, difficulties of getting VoLTE implemented in the real world may have a lot to […]

Siri Will Help iPhone Owners Buy Movie Tickets When iOS 6.1 Gets Released

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Though iOS 6.1 isn’t yet available for consumers to download, Apple has already seeded the forthcoming version of its mobile operating system to developers. And as such, developers have discovered there is a feature inside iOS 6 that allows consumers to tap Siri‘s voice assistant feature to purchase movie tickets, thus expanding the capabilities of […]

Google Now Updated to Include Pedometer Card

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Google’s intelligent search app, Google Now, for Android smartphones and tablets now include an intelligent pedometer app that tracks your distance and knows how far you’ve walked. The updated card should automatically begin appearing on Android devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or later and joins cards for weather, nearby restaurant suggestions, and other related search […]

Google Now Update Adds Sports Scores, Movie Times, and Public Alerts

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Google just recently updated its Google Now search utility for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones to add new functionality. Google Now now incorporates the latest real time sports scores updates once you’ve told Google your favorite teams, movie times that populate when you’re within reach of a cinema, and also public alerts in your area […]

Nuance to Brings Voice to All Apps, Uses Voice for Biometric Security

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Nuance made an announcement that would allow developers to embed the same level of voice recognition found on Android and iOS to their individual apps through a phone-wide voice engine. The same company that’s powering Apple’s Siri for voice recognition is creating a development kit so that developers can now embed Nuance’s voice recognition engine […]

Samsung’s S-Voice Makes Similar Faux Pas As Apple’s Siri

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It looks like as intelligent as voice-activated personal assistants on a mobile are today, they are not nearly as sophisticated enough to intelligently propagate the agendas of their creators. In the past, Apple’s Siri, which is found on the iPhone 4S, made an error that was atypical of Apple. When users had asked the smart […]

Privacy Concerns Lead IBM to Ban Siri At Work

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Though employees can still bring their iPhone smartphones to work, IBM’s recently issue policy bars employees from using Apple’s Siri voice assistant feature at work. According to IBM, the reasoning for the ban is due to Siri sending user’s spoken queries to Siri to a remote data server to process speech to text and then […]

HTC EVO 4G LTE Packs Secret 3G Feature

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Today is the day that at least some HTC EVO 4G LTE owners will be getting their devices and they’ll be happy to know that their new device, unlike the EVOs of old, supports simultaneous voice and data over Sprint’s 3G network. Amongst all of the HTC EVO 4G LTE’s features, this is one that […]

Apple Rigs Siri to Declare the iPhone as Best Smartphone

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Last week just when CTIA was beginning, users who asked Apple’s personal digital assistant Siri what the best smartphone available is got a surprising result–Siri told them that the best iPhone, based on user reviews, is the Nokia Lumia 900. The data that drives Siri comes from Wolfram Alpha and the result should be unsurprising […]