Nuance is offering a simpler way for enterprises, businesses, and application developers to feature speech recognition in their apps. Nuance is the same company behind the Dragon Naturally Speaking line of speech-recognition apps for PCs, and the Dragon Go and Dragon Dictation app for smartphones. With Nina, Nuance offers an SDK and a set of APIs that enable companies to build on the technology.
Through the Nina platform, app developers can now integrate voice-control into their apps meant for business, such as customer service or banking apps, which also includes biometrics and security.
Nina is a cloud-based service that runs off of Nuance’s servers. [...]
One of the Android features Google overhauled in Jelly Bean is the Google Search app. The company redesigned the app to offer, faster results and included an advanced, Siri-like voice recognition-based search software that lets users perform queries by asking them to the phone instead of typing them. Moreover, Google added a special Google Now feature that’s ready to assist with various daily actions and activities, as long as you’re willing to trade off your privacy to use it.
Android fans already know that by now and they have probably seen plenty of comparisons between the new Jelly Bean Google Search and Siri, with the later being [...]
One of the main Android 4.1 Jelly Bean highlights is without a doubt the new Google Search, an app that has been completely redesigned to offer Android device users quicker results and an improved overall experience. The new Google Search app now has an advanced voice component and offers a Google Now feature that can be used as a personal assistant when having to deal with various day-to-day activities. Therefore, Jelly Bean has its own voice-assistant, and while it’s not called Majel, as we would have expected it to be named, it definitely does its job.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster decided to put the two to the test in a Google [...]
It’s nice to see that there are still some companies that don’t always take themselves too seriously. There was a mild buzz on the web that HTC was going to unleash its own personal voice assistant a la Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S Voice. Though it was never explicitly said, the Taiwanese company did throw a bone by posting the picture below on its Twitter account.
Ruff-Ruff-Bark-Woof-Ruff. Use this feature to translate that to English. twitpic.com/9z9lmc #fridayfun
— HTC (@htc) June 22, 2012
Speculations grew quickly about the top secret project as HTC enthusiasts started declaring that it’d be the best yet in the market, much to the [...]
More and more companies are looking to bring voice recognition support to their devices, especially smartphone and tablet makers, complete with advanced virtual assistant features. Samsung has S Voice, a feature available only on the Galaxy S3 at this time and seen as the company’s response to Apple’s Siri assistant and today LG announced its own similar “intelligent voice recognition” software called Quick Voice.
LG’s virtual assistant is apparently scheduled to hit various Android smartphones part of the Optimus family, such as the Optimus Vu and Optimus LTE II, which are getting Quick Voice in June and July, respectively.
A lot has been said about Apple’s Siri, including some interesting remarks by Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. There are those who love it and those who, how can we put it, those who aren’t so keen. But everyone agrees that voice control and “talking” to our mobile devices is the future.
For Android users, there are a number of different apps available and the new kid on the block is Robin. Designed for drivers, the main functionality of Robin revolves around navigation, traffic, parking and gas (petrol) prices. But its makers, Magnifis, have also added in some knowledge about Twitter, reminders, and even the occasional joke.