Google Announces New “Voice Actions” For Android

Today at the Google Mobile Event, Google announced the release of a new feature for Android, dubbed Voice Action. This new feature is a way for us to be able to speak to our Android devices to accomplish tasks. Commands include:

  • send text to [contact] [message]
  • listen to [artist/song/album]
  • call [business]
  • call [contact]
  • send email to [contact] [message]
  • go to [website]
  • note to self [note]
  • navigate to [location/business name]
  • directions to [location/business name]
  • map of [location]

The new feature is only available for Android 2.2 devices, leaving quite a few devices behind, but in time, more devices will follow in tow. Video of the features below., along with a qr code to download the app from the market.

[via slashgear]