Google launches Voice Actions for Android

Google has just announced Voice Actions for Android in an attempt to one-up Microsoft’s Tellme technology. Voice Actions are are a series of spoken commands that let you control your phone using your voice. You can for example send a text message just by speaking it and the phone will automatically write it down for you. Sounds familiar right? Yup Microsoft has had this feature for a while now but thanks to poor marketing, OEMs, OS integration , whatever you want to call MS’s mobile strategy before Windows Phone 7…nobody has ever heard/used this (I’m talking about the average Joe here obviously). Voice Actions can also used to call people, listen to music etc…exactly like Voice Command on my iPad 3800 PocketPC bought in 2001. This kind of stuff makes you realise how much Redmond screwed up since then. Anyway this is good news for all the Android Users out there….if they have Android 2.2. Check out the promotional video after the break:

Windows Phone 7 will have all this stuff on board thanks to the integration of TellMe. If you have an Android 2.2 device you can head over to the Android MArket to download the updated version of voice search now.

Via: Google

  • Microhard

    my question is who did they license the tech from?

    c’mon guys, when putting out news/posts like these its always nice to do some background…and not just repeat something the other guy or the source said

  • Microhard

    my question is who did they license the tech from?

    c’mon guys, when putting out news/posts like these its always nice to do some background…and not just repeat something the other guy or the source said

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    You do realise that the source is Google right? And that they didn’t talk about any tech licensing there. There isn’t much background research to do here unfortunitaly :( Google has several voice recognition patents so this stuff is proably their own. On the other hnd, it’s a well known fact that Microsoft bought Tellme back in Mar 2007..

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    You do realise that the source is Google right? And that they didn’t talk about any tech licensing there. There isn’t much background research to do here unfortunitaly :( Google has several voice recognition patents so this stuff is proably their own. On the other hnd, it’s a well known fact that Microsoft bought Tellme back in Mar 2007..