Control your Android phone with Voice Actions

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Google has just announced some very neat enhancements to their popular Android platform by releasing the new Voice Actions and a new Search Widget. Voice Actions allow you to control your phone by using spoken commands, such as calling contacts, sending texts and email, browse the web, listening to music and much more. All without typing a single command. Below is a video of the Voice Action in… Action!

The official list of possible voice  commands are:

  • 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]

You can of course still run a Google Search with Voice Actions too!

The new Google Search Widget is also available for Android which enhances and improves the accuracy of the universal search widget.

Both of these new updates however are for Android 2.2 aka Froyo only I’m afraid, so for those of you on older Android platforms you will just have to wait until either Google backports the apps, or wait until your device gets a suitable firmware upgrade.

Tell us what you think of the new Voice Actions. Does it make it easier or more convenient to use your phone? Here at eMagi would love to hear your opinions!

  • Nicola

    does the recognition take place on the device or it is remotely computed?

  • Nicola

    does the recognition take place on the device or it is remotely computed?