Google’s Android 2.2 (and above) comes with an amazing feature that lets users perform various actions on their phone by just using voice. This feature is aptly called Voice Actions, and requires minimal use of the phone keyboard/ touch screen. The user needs to install the Voice Search app featuring Voice Actions on their phone which can be easily done by going here and clicking on the “Send to Phone” button. Clicking the button sends a text message to the user’s phone with a link to the app.
Voice Actions can be a blessing for people who have underdeveloped motor skills and/or low vision.
Watch this fantastic video that shows this feature in action. I tried Voice Actions on my phone as well, and I have to say that I was very impressed.
To see a list of all the actions that can be performed using Voice Actions, please go here.
Have you or anyone you know used Voice Action? Please feel free to share your story in the comments below.