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Google iPhone app to gain voice search

updated 10:15 am EST, Fri November 14, 2008

Google iPhone voice search

A new version of Google's dedicated iPhone search application will add voice search, according to reports. Expected to be released later today, v2.0 of the app should allow people to simply speak what they want to find into an iPhone's microphone, and receive a list of results, with suggested interpretations of what a person said. Searches can include both web and contact results, but there are no voice commands in the software for dialing or e-mailing a person. Instead, users must tap on a contact.

Versions of the app with similar functionality should launch for Android and BlackBerry phones in the next few months. Google also recently updated its web formatting for the iPhone, bringing the blue navigation bar to search, and streamlining results to be easier to read and interact with. CNET observes that voice search is not new to the iPhone, as apps like Say Who and Say Where include the feature as well.

by MacNN Staff





  1. chelsel

    Joined: Dec 1969



    wonder if it will use Google spelling mistake logic to fix voice recognition... if not, then Google, that's my idea... take it, but give me credit :-)

  1. Zkatz007

    Joined: Dec 1969


    one thing missing

    The one major feature missing is a way to speed dial. What about "Touch Gestures", where if you draw a star (or whatever shape you've decided on), it will dial someone, even when the phone is locked.

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