Tell me about it, big boy

Google AnnouncesVoice Actions for Android

Voice Actions are a series of spoken commands that let you control your phone using your voice. Call businesses and contacts, send texts and email, listen to music, browse the web, and complete common tasks, all just by speaking into your phone.

Send text messages

    Say “send text to [recipient] [message]*”
    e.g. “send text to PhotoJulia Running late. I will be home around 6:37”

Listen to music

    Say “listen to [artist/song/album]”
    e.g. “listen to Styx”

Get directions

    Say “navigate to [address/city/business name]”
    e.g. “navigate to the The Roy Rogers, Dale Evans Museum” or “navigate to 15650 Seneca Road”

Call businesses

    Say “call [business name] [location]*”
    e.g. “call Sanfilippo’s Pizza Le Mesa”

Call contacts

    Say “call [contact name] [phone type]*”
    e.g. “call Raymond J. Johnson Jr. home”

Send email

    Say “send email to [recipient] [subject]* [body]*”
    e.g. “send email to Adonis How’s life in Canada treating you? The weather’s beautiful here!”

View a map

    Say “map of [address/city]”
    e.g. “map of San Diego”

Go to websites

    Say “go to [website]
    e.g. “go to archshrk”

Write a note

    Say “note to self [message]”
    e.g. “note to self grocery list banana milk eggs pizza”

Search Google

    Say “[your query]”
    e.g. “pictures of Corbin Beard”

9 thoughts on “Tell me about it, big boy

  1. So…are you a fan of the song “Renegade?” (Styx)

    The renegade who had it made, retrieved for a bounty
    Never more to go astray
    This will be the end today, of the wanted man

    Never heard of them :P

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