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Google Introduces Voice Actions and Chrome to Phone

Authored by: Douglas Carter — Aug 13, 2010

The Google Mobile Team announced some very interesting new features for Android yesterday. We already covered the new addition to their gesture search feature here. The other additions include Voice Actions for Android, which let you control your phone using a series of voice commands and Chrome to Phone, which adds a button to the Google Chrome browser, allowing you to send the current webpage, phone number, or text to your Android device.

Unfortunately, these last two updates are only available for users running Android 2.2, so I haven't been able to check out the updates myself, but those of you with a Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, Nexus One, Desire, and EVO 4G should be able to install these updates, assuming you have received the Android 2.2 update already.

AndroidandMe notes that the voice commands currently supported include:

* 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]

 In regards to Google Chrome to Phone, the Google Mobile Blog writes that:

The Chrome to Phone extension is available in English for now, but we hope to expand to other languages soon. Check out the help center if you have further questions. To get Chrome to Phone, install the extension in your Google Chrome browser and the Android application on your phone from Android Market, and you’re ready to go.

Check out the two videos below for Voice Actions and Chrome to Phone:

Other Sources: AndroidandMe, AndroidGuysTalkAndroid

Image from AndroidandMe

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