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August 12, 2010

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”

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9 comments

  • At 7:26 pm on August 12, 2010, Adonis commented:

    I never got your email :(

  • At 7:59 pm on August 12, 2010, archshrk commented:

    I never got your email :(

    I meant the other Adonis

  • At 8:17 pm on August 12, 2010, Adonis commented:

    You know my good evil twin?

  • At 8:04 am on August 13, 2010, archshrk commented:

    Can both twins be evil? Just asking.

  • At 8:13 am on August 13, 2010, Adonis commented:

    Less dramatic story that way, unless it’s “The Hero vs. the Evil Twins”

  • At 10:01 am on August 13, 2010, archshrk commented:

    Merging our two comment threads…Evil Twins has a internet project.

  • At 3:06 pm on August 13, 2010, Adonis commented:

    Never was a fan of horror movies.

  • At 8:29 pm on August 14, 2010, Tinuviel commented:

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

  • At 10:55 pm on August 14, 2010, archshrk commented:

    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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