image_24Jeff Hamilton, a Software Engineer on the Android team, has recently announced that it is now possible to make searches on your Android phone by just speaking. Publically available voice recognition technology has come a long way since its conception back in the early 90s, and now Google make it possible through your phone.

There is a home screen widget that gives you access to voice search literally through the touch of a button. Also, when you are using the Android browser there is a microphone button by the search filed which does pretty much the same thing. This is typical Google; providing intuitive access to features from different entry points of the OS. Couple these features with a voice dialler app and we think Google have really hit the nail on the head with this new pervasive feature. To wrap things up, this additional feature to the Google OS also provides suggestions when you say things too fast or just wrong. With an ever developing algorithm, the sky is the limit!

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.