Jan 10 AT 1:10 PM Dustin Earley 42 Comments

Nuance releases Dragon Go! voice recognition app for Android

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Nuance has a long history of working with high-quality voice recognition and input technology for mobile devices. Not only is Nuance the backbone of services like Apple’s widely praised Siri, they also provide their own products. Dragon Go! is just one of those products, and today it’s finally available for free on the Android Market.

So just what is Dragon Go! and how does it work? Essentially, Dragon Go! is a virtual assistant-type app. By using natural language recognition, Dragon is able to provide you with an answer or result for just about anything you can ask it. Want to make reservations for a certain restaurant? Simply tell Dragon Go!, “Make reservations for the Oak Room at 9 tonight.” Dragon will then display information from Open Table, which is available in the Dragon app (along with any other app you could need), where you can confirm your date.

While searches and requests are displayed in the built-in software Dragon determines are the most relevant to what you say, you can choose between a ton of apps if you’d like more info. For example, when you search for something like, “the new Hobbit movie,” Google search is the default information displayed. But by using a horizontal list of movable tabs, you can view information from Wikipedia, IMDB, YouTube… the list goes on.

In my personal experience, Dragon Go! is the most accurate and useful voice recognition software I’ve ever used. And it’s only going to get better. Nuance has recently acquired Vlingo, so not only will they have more talented developers working for them, but they’ll have more data with which to improve their products.

To try Nuance’s Dragon Go! voice recognition app for Android, use the download widget below. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

 

Source: Android Police

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • spazby

    There is future in this, just don’t think we are at the point it would be usable…

    • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

      Again, another app not available outside North America. What’s the deal with it? It’s not fair not to be able to test it.

      • ktooty

        Maybe it has something to do with the primary language spoken by the development team

        • raster

          and that would be?

    • LukeT32

      agreed. This app is more for fun then usefulness i think.

      • Futureboy

        I don’t know about that. I’ve played with it a bit and I really like the way it essentially performs several searches at once across several sources and gives you results that you can scroll through in tab-like fashion at the top. This can be a very handy time saver.

  • Android

    No doubt it is a awesome technology which is going to take Android market to the next level. http://blog.conceptualbrains.com

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    Downloaded it and used the text search (I’m at work and can’t sound crazy)… seems pretty decent. Interface is nice and easy and the search results were pretty good. I do like the multiple sources for the search. I did a simple “find food nearby” and Yelp was the default result tab, so that was appropriate. I’ll keep it around for a little and see if it works its way into my routine.

  • Jorge Moreno

    Only available for US!… wtf!!!

    • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

      WHY THE HELL?

      i dont understand.. what possible reason is there for this to be US only?

      stupid

      • BiGMERF

        we are test dummies! i told you

      • Ohm Boy

        Jorge and Keridel, that’s fairly easy to answer. Most of us Americans couldn’t point to the state in which we live on a map, let alone name the 9 justices of our Supreme Court. With intellectual talent such as that, we’re the perfect guinea pigs. If it usable for us, then EVERYONE will be able to figure it out!! :)

        • level380

          hahaha this reminds me of when I was travelling in the US and one hotel thought Australia was a STATE OF THE USA!!!! hahaha

          • damambt

            its just that Australia likes to hoe itself out to other countries that its only natural for other nations to think they own it.

    • damambt

      USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!!

      • level380

        Yes eat another hamburger……. I bet 3/4 of the people in the USA couldn’t even find Australia or the UK on a world map!! infact I doubt 1/2 of them even know what a map is!

        • Vance

          3/4? Really? My 2-year old daughter can already name 6 counties and 13 US states on the map. .. she can also unlock my HTC Desire and change my settings :)

          • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

            Can I come over in 16 years?

  • Darknight42020

    Might as well say this will be the replacement for Talkback/Vilingo that comes with most newer Samsung devices under the cover of Voice.

    Seems to be better than what came with the SGSII.

  • http://theandroidappshow.com Lane Montgomery

    Remember this company bought Vlingo, so it will be interesting to see if they maintain them as separate apps or if the features merge.

    I think since there is some overlap already they will merge the apps, I just hope we don’t lose some of the features of Vlingo like in-car.

  • vid500

    US only… come on…, but the video is really funny

  • MyMilan

    All it does is crash on my Android phone. Hopefully an update will fix that. Works great on my iPod though :p

  • Dr.Carpy

    Dragon dictate was the best for hands free typing. So, I’m personally not surprised they’re still going strong.

  • honourbound68

    can’t wait to try this. was a big fan of vlingo so i’m hoping this app will be just as good

  • jsweetser2

    That video is pretty bad, and is a rip of of a commercial that already aired awhile ago. It’s so bad it’s funny though.

  • mmitchum

    Tried the app. I love the interface, but I don’t need another way to search the internet. The interoperability with certain apps is a cool feature though.

  • Zer0-9

    Not compatible with the Droid Bionic? That’s what Android Market says.

  • David Sumner

    Big fan of Nuance products…
    so far, it works pretty good. i want to see support for more apps, widget, talkback feature, and maybe even a keyboard in future updates

  • Teesh

    Seems to be removed from the market.

    • dreamdoggy22

      I just looked it up. It has not been removed. Using search option within Market does not find it. Google it and follow link. Hope this helps.

  • aranea

    I’ll download and let you guys know how it handles non-native English speakers. If it sucks that may explain why they made it US only.

  • classic_hero

    take that Apple ahahaha!

  • Henry Werch

    Why is it that I cannot download Dragon Go! to my Android powered Samsung YP-G70? the site says that it is incompatible!

  • jak2rocks

    I just tried it. It’s freaking awesome!

  • Vance

    Would love to download it, but thanks to the half MB storage on my P.O.S Desire, app space is move valuable than land in Southern California. #FML

  • go-r

    ONLY AVAIL IN THE US? FOR WHAT EFF’N REASON?

  • donger

    tried it, works really well.

  • SCOTTISHGUY

    hi i went 2 the android market 2 get the Dragon Go App for my samsung galaxy ace on the 3 network and when i went 2 the site it says it wasn incappable with my phone for some reason and some where else on the site it says it also works with most samsung mobile phones and i cant find the app any where else free on the internet..

    dose anyone no where i could search the internet for the dragon go totally free.

    if you dont no what the dragon go is well you could google it or search for it on the android market website its a proggramme where you speak and it types which seems pretty good apparantlly .

  • SCOTTISHGUY

    hi i went 2 the android market 2 get the Dragon Go App for my samsung galaxy ace on the 3 network and when i went 2 the site it says it wasnt incappable with my phone for some reason and some where else on the site it says it also works with most samsung mobile phones and i cant find the app any where else free on the internet..

    dose anyone no where i could search the internet for the dragon go totally free.

    if you dont no what the dragon go is well you could google it or search for it on the android market website its a proggramme where you speak and it types which seems pretty good apparantlly .

  • Mike

    Here is another cool android voice recognition app you can use it to create lists and reminders……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTA1QmTr-Xs

  1. There is future in this, just don’t think we are at the point it would be usable…

    • Again, another app not available outside North America. What’s the deal with it? It’s not fair not to be able to test it.

      • Maybe it has something to do with the primary language spoken by the development team

    • agreed. This app is more for fun then usefulness i think.

      • I don’t know about that. I’ve played with it a bit and I really like the way it essentially performs several searches at once across several sources and gives you results that you can scroll through in tab-like fashion at the top. This can be a very handy time saver.

  2. AndroidGuest 3 years ago

    No doubt it is a awesome technology which is going to take Android market to the next level. http://blog.conceptualbrains.com

  3. Downloaded it and used the text search (I’m at work and can’t sound crazy)… seems pretty decent. Interface is nice and easy and the search results were pretty good. I do like the multiple sources for the search. I did a simple “find food nearby” and Yelp was the default result tab, so that was appropriate. I’ll keep it around for a little and see if it works its way into my routine.

  4. Only available for US!… wtf!!!

    • WHY THE HELL?

      i dont understand.. what possible reason is there for this to be US only?

      stupid

      • we are test dummies! i told you

      • Ohm BoyGuest 3 years ago

        Jorge and Keridel, that’s fairly easy to answer. Most of us Americans couldn’t point to the state in which we live on a map, let alone name the 9 justices of our Supreme Court. With intellectual talent such as that, we’re the perfect guinea pigs. If it usable for us, then EVERYONE will be able to figure it out!! :)

        • level380Guest 3 years ago

          hahaha this reminds me of when I was travelling in the US and one hotel thought Australia was a STATE OF THE USA!!!! hahaha

          • its just that Australia likes to hoe itself out to other countries that its only natural for other nations to think they own it.

    • USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!!

      • level380Guest 3 years ago

        Yes eat another hamburger……. I bet 3/4 of the people in the USA couldn’t even find Australia or the UK on a world map!! infact I doubt 1/2 of them even know what a map is!

        • 3/4? Really? My 2-year old daughter can already name 6 counties and 13 US states on the map. .. she can also unlock my HTC Desire and change my settings :)

  5. Might as well say this will be the replacement for Talkback/Vilingo that comes with most newer Samsung devices under the cover of Voice.

    Seems to be better than what came with the SGSII.

  6. Remember this company bought Vlingo, so it will be interesting to see if they maintain them as separate apps or if the features merge.

    I think since there is some overlap already they will merge the apps, I just hope we don’t lose some of the features of Vlingo like in-car.

  7. US only… come on…, but the video is really funny

  8. All it does is crash on my Android phone. Hopefully an update will fix that. Works great on my iPod though :p

  9. Dragon dictate was the best for hands free typing. So, I’m personally not surprised they’re still going strong.

  10. can’t wait to try this. was a big fan of vlingo so i’m hoping this app will be just as good

  11. That video is pretty bad, and is a rip of of a commercial that already aired awhile ago. It’s so bad it’s funny though.

  12. Tried the app. I love the interface, but I don’t need another way to search the internet. The interoperability with certain apps is a cool feature though.

  13. Zer0-9Guest 3 years ago

    Not compatible with the Droid Bionic? That’s what Android Market says.

  14. Big fan of Nuance products…
    so far, it works pretty good. i want to see support for more apps, widget, talkback feature, and maybe even a keyboard in future updates

  15. TeeshGuest 3 years ago

    Seems to be removed from the market.

    • I just looked it up. It has not been removed. Using search option within Market does not find it. Google it and follow link. Hope this helps.

  16. I’ll download and let you guys know how it handles non-native English speakers. If it sucks that may explain why they made it US only.

  17. take that Apple ahahaha!

  18. Henry WerchGuest 3 years ago

    Why is it that I cannot download Dragon Go! to my Android powered Samsung YP-G70? the site says that it is incompatible!

  19. I just tried it. It’s freaking awesome!

  20. Would love to download it, but thanks to the half MB storage on my P.O.S Desire, app space is move valuable than land in Southern California. #FML

  21. go-rGuest 3 years ago

    ONLY AVAIL IN THE US? FOR WHAT EFF’N REASON?

  22. tried it, works really well.

  23. SCOTTISHGUYGuest 3 years ago

    hi i went 2 the android market 2 get the Dragon Go App for my samsung galaxy ace on the 3 network and when i went 2 the site it says it wasn incappable with my phone for some reason and some where else on the site it says it also works with most samsung mobile phones and i cant find the app any where else free on the internet..

    dose anyone no where i could search the internet for the dragon go totally free.

    if you dont no what the dragon go is well you could google it or search for it on the android market website its a proggramme where you speak and it types which seems pretty good apparantlly .

  24. SCOTTISHGUYGuest 3 years ago

    hi i went 2 the android market 2 get the Dragon Go App for my samsung galaxy ace on the 3 network and when i went 2 the site it says it wasnt incappable with my phone for some reason and some where else on the site it says it also works with most samsung mobile phones and i cant find the app any where else free on the internet..

    dose anyone no where i could search the internet for the dragon go totally free.

    if you dont no what the dragon go is well you could google it or search for it on the android market website its a proggramme where you speak and it types which seems pretty good apparantlly .

  25. MikeGuest 3 years ago

    Here is another cool android voice recognition app you can use it to create lists and reminders……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTA1QmTr-Xs