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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Google voice search - speech-to-search function

Googlers and iPhone goers would be delighted to learn the good news that the latest version of Google Mobile App for iPhone now comes with Voice Search video features, giving iPhone users the "No buttons, no typing" privileges. Software of Google Mobile App is available for download free of charge at the App Store.

Since the introduction of the service, products from Google, such as GOOG-411, have used the technology developed from this to create a worthwhile application.

The new voice-activated Google Mobile app for the iPhone is finally here. The search application knows when you bring the phone to your face to speak into it. It beeps, you talk, and it executes a Google search on what you said.

Apple has blocked some iPhone applications from the App Store for seemingly arbitrary reasons, but it seems that if you're big enough they'll turn a blind eye. Google has admitted that its voice search is in breach of Apple's rules. Developers are supposed to use only Apple's official APIs - but there is no official API for the proximity sensor that detects when the user is holding the handset in a speaking position rather than looking at the screen.Instead, Google has admitted using an undocumented API to do the job. VIA

The app converts your audio search request into a digital file. The file's then sent to Google's severs, which interpret the speech and then pass it along to the search engine to hunt down an answer to your question.

The latest version 0.3.142 of Google Mobile App is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch and requires iPhone 2.0 Software Update. It features voice search for the web, search with My Location, get time-saving suggestions when you type, and fast access to Google services like Mail, Earth, Photos, Talk, Readers, and others.

Voice Search is supported only on iPhone and it works best for North American English accents.

Just tap on the App Store icon on your iPhone and search for 'Google Mobile App' to get started.

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