Voice Actions for Android Make Utilizing Your Phone More Natural

August 12, 2010
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We have these fancy new touchscreens, which have made using our devices so much easier, that may make this article seem a bit strange. But, thanks to Google and their mobile services, we can say that their brand new update to the voice application is something that's piquing our interest. Called Voice Actions for Android, it's meant for Froyo-based devices, and it's supposed to make utilizing your device a lot more natural, and easier.

Here's the full list of actions you can have your phone do, thanks to the new voice commands:

send text to [contact] [message]
listen to [artist/song/album]
call [business]
call [contact]
send email to [contact] [message]
go to [website]
note to self [note]
navigate to [location/business name]
directions to [location/business name]
map of [location]

Having a nice mixture of voice commands, which can be utilized at any moment, plus the ability to navigate through your device with the flick of a finger is something that sounds pretty much amazing to us. We wish it was accessible on more devices at the moment, but we understand that due to the feature itself, it just probably isn't worthwhile. So for now, it will only work on the HTC EVO 4G, Motorola Droid (those that have been upgraded to Android 2.2, of course), the Motorola Droid 2, and Nexus One. Not sure if it works on rooted devices running Android 2.2 at this point, but it probably does. If you try out the application, let us know in the comments what you think of it.

[via SlashGear]


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