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Google will intro Voice Access service at I/O for controlling apps without touching your phone

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Google I/O 2015 is shaping up to be pretty exciting, and the latest news from the conference only adds to that. Google will apparently be showing off a new Voice Access service that will allow developers to easily add ways for users to control their apps completely hands-free. Google has been pushing for voice activated stuff ever since the Google/Motorola collaboration that turned out to be the 2013 Moto X, and we’ve seen voice control make its way into other Google apps since then.

The listing for the event seems to note that this service should be fairly easy to implement, and it will go beyond just letting users launch apps. Being able to control apps by saying commands sounds pretty interesting to me, if it works well. We’ll find out at I/O this year.

source: Google I/O