Google Launches Voice Actions for Android
By on August 13th, 2010

Besides Chrome to Phone, a feature which allows you to send links, text and videos to your Android phone using a Chrome extension, Google unveiled yet another awesome feature for Android phones — Voice Actions.

Voice Actions allow you to interact with your phone using voice commands, eliminating the need to navigate or operate it by hand. You can now use a set of spoken commands to perform basic actions on your Android device.

To use Voice Actions, you just need to tap the microphone button next to the Google Search Box on your homescreen.

Voice Actions for Android

Here’s a list of the Voice Action Commands

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 also google stuff using Voice Actions.

Here’s a video demo of Voice Actions for Android:

Voice Actions for Android works only with phones running Android 2.2 Froyo; so most users won’t get to experience the awesomeness yet. However, most major smartphones will soon get official Android 2.2 updates.

You can download the Voice Search and Google Search Widget apps from the Android Market if you are already running Froyo.

Check out the Google Mobile Blog for more details.

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