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    Despite a New York Times story and the above video that was released that said the Google Mobile App was to be released as a free download this past Friday, “even the world's most successful internet company has to wait on the whim of Apple,” according to The Register.

    The Google Mobile App is of course the app that allows iPhone users to speak in queries that will automatically launch a search. This Google App also links to all other Google applications (GMail, Google News, Maps etc). As these are bundleded together the OS will consider them a single application. The Register speculates, “it could even enable that holy grail of iPhone utility, cut and paste, to work between Google applications, though perhaps that's what's causing the delay.”

    Hopefully it will be released soon!

    Source: Google voice still not on iPhone • The Register
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Mobile App Still Not on iPhone (it's out now!) started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. FramedTrash's Avatar
      FramedTrash -
      it doesn't like the Australian accent very much
      it does work but not as well as it does in the video
      still pretty neat
      would be neat if you could browse the web using voice prompts
      like forward back refresh enter and so on
    1. jaredb03's Avatar
      jaredb03 -
      This works awesome. I have only had one problem, it didn't understand my name(I tried to Google my self). Now they just need to port this to work on typing emails and text messaging(I know it defeats the purpose of text messages but i hate typing).

      Also those complaining about it not working try speaking American English, not the fish and chips English.
    1. FramedTrash's Avatar
      FramedTrash -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaredb03 View Post
      Also those complaining about it not working try speaking American English, not the fish and chips English.
      haha thats funny American English
      that's a great solution tho instead of Google fixing this problem
      they can just get the whole English speaking world to put on American accents
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      People really seem to not grasp just how HARD it is to get good voice recognition software for the masses. A home solution is different since they "learn" your accent and voice patterns and they all have training modes where it will learn your voice.

      This is on a whole different level. It's obvious the voice-recognition software can only do so much and has to be tuned for the majority of people.

      To get better with this, you need to take an opposite approach. Since the voice recognition won't learn to understand you, YOU need to change for it to understand. What I did yesterday was pick a random quick phrase and basically kept repeating it, changing my tone and speed every time, until I could consistently get the correct result back. After that, I just made every question in the same tone/voice and I rarely got wrong results.
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      To get better with this, you need to take an opposite approach. Since the voice recognition won't learn to understand you, YOU need to change for it to understand.
      Why does the phone require we do this but not the automated customer service lines we talk to every day. Those seem to understand everyone for the most part. I found myself speaking into my phone like I was speaking to a child in order for it to understand some of what I was saying.

      I was expecting some sort of amazing voice recognition based on what Google was saying when this news first came out. It's good but it's not much better than the "Dragon Speak" dictation software I used years ago.
    1. MLauderdale1000rr's Avatar
      MLauderdale1000rr -
      Trying it now, See what happens...LOL
    1. beljim's Avatar
      beljim -
      If you speak clearly enough it does a decent job of things.
      ...
      Well, after more of a play I take back my first remark. It misses more than hits.