Yesterday Google announced a new and improved version of the Voice Search application which is known being referred to as Google Voice Actions. As the new name suggests, it doesn’t only allow voice searching, but lets you perform lots of other actions with your phone too including:
- listen to music title/artist/album
- note to self note
- send text to recipient
- send email to recipient
- call recipient
- navigate to location
- directions to location
- map of location
- go to website URL
You can start using this straight away as the application should now be on the Android Market when you search for “Voice Search”. Here’s a QR code to help you out.
To accompany this new app, Google have also launched a new Search Widget which you can also download right now from the Android Market:
Bear in mind that you will need Froyo to be able to run this new app. Enjoy!
According to Google this is the start of small updates to the Android OS coming via the Market.