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Google Voice Actions for Android hits Europe [Video]

Google has extended Voice Actions for Android to users in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, with the voice-command service now supporting local languages in each country. Launched in the US last year, the newly extended system allows to you start a new SMS message, call contacts, navigate to websites and do other things, all by simply speaking to your Android device. Voice Actions now recognizes British English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, and is compatible with Android 2.2 devices and above. After triggering the voice search by holding down the dedicated search button, tapping the homescreen microphone button or loading the app itself, you can choose from seven different commands:
  • send text to [contact] [message]
  • call [business]
  • call [contact]
  • go to [website]
  • navigate to [location/business name]
  • directions to [location/business name]
  • map of [location]
Meanwhile, voice-led searching is still supported. You can download the new version from the Android Market. [youtube HsI76lrvJt4]

Vlingo Update Available, Shiny New UI and 7 New Languages Added

Have you ever used Vlingo before? If not you should definitely check it out. It is the most popular Voice assistant app on the market second only to Google Voice. With Vlingo you can send text messages, search and get directions, open Google Maps and other apps, and even make phone calls. It really does just about everything you can think of, and all just by using your voice.

Google Updates Voice Recognition for Android, Makes it Personal

Voice recognition is a bold place for companies to focus on. There's a lot that goes into making sure that your phone is able to actually figure out what you're saying, and make the results make sense for what you're trying to do. Hurdles to making sure this happens correctly, and every time, include a wide assortment of variables, including the fact that no one actually sounds the same as someone else. Especially when you look at accents, male or female, and plenty of other considerations. But Google is hoping to make it better, as they're focusing on the personal aspect of voice recognition with this latest update to the Android Voice Recognition platform.

Google releases Voice Search Videos

Google has gone and released some videos showing some interesting ways and situations to use their Voice Search feature that has been available since 2008. These videos provide a good reminder to all of us the real usefulness of the Voice Search feature that many of us forget to use, but Google sees it as a major feature of their famed mobile OS.

“Life Smart” UI On The Galaxy S – Video

The Galaxy S by Samsung has been overshadowed by the announcement of the HTC EVO 4G by Sprint. Since then Samsung has released their presentation from this year’s CTIA. Also, they folks at androidcentral were lucky enough to get some hands on time with this beautiful yet powerful handset.

Google Shopper Now Available In The Market

Google has recently announced another Google made app for Android. This app is called Google Shopper. Shopper lets you find product information quickly by using your phone's camera. This app is similar to Barcode Scanner and Shopsavvy. So if you are familiar with those apps you can jump right in and feel right at home. If you are not it is a very easy and intuitive program to learn.

Official eBay App

eBay has long been the place to go when you want to buy, trade or find various odd things. There has been a few unofficial eBay apps on Android for awhile, now eBay themselves has released an official app to Android.
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