Aug 12 AT 12:59 PM Taylor Wimberly 71 Comments

Google introduces Voice Actions for Android 2.2

Remember that special event Google was hosting today? They just announced a new service call Voice Actions which allows you to search your phone, the web, and nearby locations by speaking into your phone instead of typing. Google also updated their search widget to support all the latest features.

Users can also issue commands to their phone like send a text message, listen to a song, compose an email, or take a personal note.

Voice Actions requires Android 2.2, so it will be limited to the Nexus One, Droid, EVO, and other phones with the latest firmware. The Droid 2 which launched today also has these apps pre-installed.

We just installed the apps and are playing around with them, so check back later for a full review. In the mean time, if you have a phone with Android 2.2 then give it a shot and let us know what you think.

Sample commands include:
  • 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]

Via: Google Mobile

Source: Voice Actions

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