All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Voice Search’

It’s Not Google Maps, But Google Has A New Search App For iOS (With Enhanced Voice Search)

Google has launched a new Google Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, complete with enhanced voice search, leading many to draw comparisons to Apple’s own Siri. “When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you are and whatever device you’re using,” says Google Search engineer Kenneth Bongort. “The new Google Search app for iPhone and …

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100 Million New People Can Now Use Google Voice Search

Google announced this morning that Voice Search for Android is now available in 13 new languages – Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Swedish. With the addition of these new languages, Google says 100 million new speakers can now use Voice Search. That’s good news for users too, because Google says the …

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Google’s Siri Comes To iPhone And iPad

If you have an iPhone and were hoping to have another search assistant that talks back to you, Google has you covered. As one of a handful of search announcements this week, Google announced that its new and improved voice search, announced for Android at Google I/O is coming soon to iOS (4.2+). “Often the most natural way to ask …

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Google Voice Search Performs 47 Actions Admirably (Including A Meme)

One of the coolest parts about Google’s I/O keynote was the Voice Search introduced in Jelly Bean to compete with Apple’s Siri. That was a staged demo though. Google could have mucked with the presentation to make it seem better than it actually was. How about a live demo from a person who got a Galaxy Nexus at I/O? Jean-Louis …

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Jelly Bean Voice Search Vs. Siri: A Video Throwdown

Earlier this month during their WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled iOS 6. With it came some significant improvements for Siri, including some general (and much needed) performance improvements and the ability to request sports scores, movie statistics, and more. Not to be outdone, on Wednesday Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The newest version of Google’s mobile operating system is …

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Google I/O 2012: Jelly Bean’s Voice Search Is Siri With Some New Tricks

It was only a matter of time before Google brought Siri-like functionality to Android. Today at Google I/O, Google showed off Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and its new search functionality. The search is powered by Google’s recently announced Knowledge Graph, but the Voice Search uses Knowledge Graph to bring voiced responses to life’s queries. During the opening Google I/O keynote, …

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Bing Voice Search Comes to Xbox This Week

Microsoft announced that beginning December 6, and in the months ahead, it will be rolling out Bing Voice Search on Xbox. This will enable users to find content across Netflix, Hulu Plus, Comcast Xfinity on Demand ,HBO Go, Zune, and other programs on Xbox Live. Actually, this is just one of many new features coming to Xbox. The company made …

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Google Maps Gets Voice Search from Chrome

Back in June, Google brought voice search to the desktop via an update for Chrome, enabling users to click the microphone icon on the search box and speak their search, rather than type it. Today, Google announced that this functionality has come to Google Maps (also in Chrome) in the U.S. “Using voice search can make it easier to find …

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Google Launches Voice Search for Desktop

Google has had voice search available for mobile for quite some time, but today at its Inside Search event, the company announced that it is bringing it to the desktop as well. To use the feature, you will click a button off to the side of the search box, and speak your query. Obviously, you’ll need a mic. To be …

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Give Google Your Voice. Literally.

Google has launched personalized voice recognition for voice search on Android 2.2 and higher. If you’ve used Google’s voice search much, you probably know how inaccurate it can often be. This feature should (theoretically) help with this. 

Google will get to know your voice and understand it, and your search queries will become more accurate. Google’s Amir Mané and Glen Shires explain:

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Google Unveils Cantonese Voice Search

Thanks to a new product launch, as many as 65 or 70 million people should now find conducting Google searches from their mobile phones a much less difficult process.  This week, Cantonese Voice Search debuted in Hong Kong.

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Voice Actions Come to Android

Google has launched a new Android app for version 2.2 (FroYo), called Voice Actions. The app lets you speak various commands to engage various functionalities of the phone.

With Voice Action, you can initiate the sending of text messages, listening to songs, calls to businesses or contacts, emails, web surfing, and more.

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