Google Voice Actions for Android: How to Use Them

Apart from Google Chrome to Phone, Google also made another announcement i.e new and improved Voice Actions for Android 2.2 Froyo.

Google has updated their voice-recognition tools for Android 2.2 and it now supports not just Search – but pretty much everything in your phone!

Even though our phones do all these new things, the most natural way of interacting with a phone remains what it always has been: speaking. And to that end, we’re pleased to introduce Voice Actions for Android. Voice Actions are a series of spoken commands that let you control your phone using your voice. Call businesses and contacts, send texts and email, listen to music, browse the web, and complete common tasks, all just by speaking into your phone.

Speak any of these commands to perform a Voice Action on your phone:

  • 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]

Watch the video demo below for more info on how to use Voice Actions for Android.

If you have an Android 2.2 Froyo phone i.e Nexus One, Droid, HTC Evo etc. there are a few things you need to have in order to fully enjoy the new and updated Voice Action tools:

  • Voice Search (this app includes Voice Actions)
  • Google Search widget
  • music apps (e.g. Pandora,, Rdio, mSpot)

Grab them all from the Android Market and give Voice Actions a try!

[Via Google Mobile]

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