Google has announced today a new addition to Google voice search on Android that will make speaking to all the apps on your smartphone a lot easier.
By implementing a small bit of code (really small, actually) into their apps, developers can allow users to call up searches through their apps right from any Google hot-word enabled screen. For example, from the home screen of your device, you can say, “OK Google, search pizza on Eat24,” or “OK Google, search for hotels in Maui on TripAdvisor.”
Any developer can enable Google voice search to interact with their app, and anyone with an English locale device running Jelly Bean and above with the Google app v3.5 or greater can use it. Pretty awesome, right? It’s a small change that could end up making a huge difference in how you use your device. What apps would you like to see implement voice search from anywhere? Let us know in the comments.