Speak into your iPhone for fast Google search results

Speak into your iPhone for fast Google search results

Summary: Google continues its efforts to optimize the mobile experience on the iPhone with their new speech recognition search application that will lets iPhone users ask questions verbally and receive back Google search results. This new search functionality will also take advantage of the iPhone location-based technology and sometimes give you back local results. Other recent improvements in Google services include new search results pages optimized for the iPhone and Google Earth for the iPhone.

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Speak into your iPhone for fast Google searchesGoogle continues its efforts to optimize the mobile experience on the iPhone with their new speech recognition search application that will lets iPhone users ask questions verbally and receive back Google search results. This new search functionality will also take advantage of the iPhone location-based technology and sometimes give you back local results. Other recent improvements in Google services include new search results pages optimized for the iPhone and Google Earth for the iPhone.

I plan to start trying this out to see how accurate the speech recognition technology is, but I can see how this could be quite helpful for those who want to conduct a quick search without having to tap away on the on-screen keyboard. The application should appear on the Apple App Store sometime today. Since Google is behind the Android OS, I am hoping that they add this functionality to the T-Mobile G1 since it has the capability and the location-based GPS as well. They did state they plan to bring this to other mobile operating systems too so I am sure Android will be included.

Topics: Emerging Tech, Cloud, Google, iPhone, Mobility

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  • The iPhone keypad screams

    for an application like this!
    GuidingLight
    • while its nice....

      while its nice to have, and helps.... the keypad doesn't scream at all, I think its fantastic. Most people don't have a problem with it, its just the small amount that hate it that are so loud and makes it seem like everyone hates it.
      doh123
      • I wouldn't say...

        ...that MOST people either hate it or like it. I think there are simply people on both sides. It does seem like people that are heavily into emailing and actually using websites besides just browsing seem to have a problem with it. Those that seem to like it still only tend to send short emails.
        storm14k
  • RE: Speak into your iPhone for fast Google search results

    This is truly groundbreaking for the iPhone, especially since it is
    coming from Google. I am glad to see they are continuing to
    support many mobile platforms. I've written about other great
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    jbkendrick@...
  • Competing with Microsoft Live Search

    Some Blackberries have had Google voice search since July.

    WinMo has had voice search for a while via Live Search.

    Especially one-handed, it's easier at times to just say what business you're looking for.

    I hope Google can consistently get their tools out to all mobile devices.
    kdarling
  • I've found speech recognition for Facebook, Myspace and iTunes!

    Voice search on a phone is fine for identifying an address, but no one will be researching a project via an iPhone. I found a speech recognition app that lets me perform voice searches of Google, Yahoo, MSN, Wikipedia, Amazon, eBay even Digg on my PC or UMPC desktop. It also lets me log into and navigate Facebook and Myspace and control iTunes by talking to my PC. And it's a free download at www.tazti.com. here's the youtube demo they put out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1tt_aeIAM8
    adam.computes
  • Google Search Tips - You never knew!

    Thought you knew how to search in Google? Sure looks simple if its just a keyword lookup, but did you know you can get flight information, time in other countries and use Google search as a calculator?

    Watch the video tutorial that shows you step by step how to use Google Search.

    http://pcwizkid.blogspot.com/2008/07/google-search-tricks-and-tips.html

    Cheers
    PCWizKid
    pcwizkid.tech.talk@...
  • RE: Speak into your iPhone for fast Google search results

    Google's voice search on iPhone app! read more at

    http://neoviky.blogspot.com/
    neoviky
  • RE: iphone app from Google, what it really means

    Google's voice search on iPhone app! read more at

    http://neoviky.blogspot.com/
    neoviky