If you can’t wait to use voice commands from anywhere in the phone, there’s a relatively simple way to activate it manually, courtesy of Adam Lawrence.
Google Now will soon be able to understand up to seven languages and switch between them as needed, without the user’s input. Users will first need to select the secondary languages from the settings, but after that, switching between languages will happen seamlessly.
Text-to-Speech version 3 brings news languages and higher-quality voices for English US and English UK.
Google Now within the Google Search app received new functionality today, bringing some options for event reminders, new voice commands and quick access to the Olympics. You can now call or text by voice command, keep up with the Olympics, speak to your phone in a few new languages and assign a method of travel and time buffer for event notifications.
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Until now, Google Voice Search was only available to English-speaking users, but today Google opened it up to French, German, and Japanese speakers.
Controlling smartphones with just our voices is increasingly common, but soon we may be interacting with out trusty Chromebooks in the same way.
Google voice search can now talk back to the user when it needs to clarify a command, so the user no longer needs to tap on the microphone button again to issue a new command.
Google’s voice search is about to get a whole lot better on the desktop Chrome browser, bringing Google Now-like functionality to the table. Meanwhile, Google Now is also introducing new cards for content suggestions, transportation updates and setting reminders.
While making Google Now’s full functionality work on older Android devices has proven an incredibly tough challenge even for the very skilled independent dev community, you can now finally enjoy part of the functions through… Google Talk.