Google Mobile App for iPhone Brings Voice Search

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Google Mobile App for iPhone Brings Voice Search

Google Mobile App for iPhone Brings Voice Searchby eWEEK Labs

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Google Voice Search

Google Mobile App for iPhone integrates voice search, which can be activated by pressing the microphone symbol on-screen—or simply moving the phone to your ear and waiting for the tone.

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Intro Video

The application leads users immediately to a YouTube video that shows how to use the new features.

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Voice Processing

The application visually and audibly prompts the user to begin speaking, then processes speech into text, letting users know if they need to try again.

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Localized Findings

The Google Mobile App asks for permission to detect the user's location, then shows relevant local results for the search.

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Hit or Miss

Speech recognition was pretty good with natural language, but hit or miss with proper names. Missed here were "Agito Networks" and "eWEEK Magazine."

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Links to Google Apps

Google Mobile App for iPhone includes links to many other Google services, including YouTube and the ever-useful Google Maps. This allowed me to only keep the Google App icon on the main screen tool bar for quick access.

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Settings

From the Settings tab, I could easily turn off voice searches.

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