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11-14-2008, 09:27 AM #1
Google Bringing Voice Search To iPhone
Google will be bringing a voice-enabled search application to the iPhone, which the New York Times reports may be available sometime today.
Users can place the phone to their ear and ask virtually any question, like “Where’s the nearest Starbucks?” or “How tall is Mount Everest?” The sound is converted to a digital file and sent to Google’s servers, which try to determine the words spoken and pass them along to the Google search engine.
The application uses the iPhone's on-board sensors to detect when the phone has been raised to the user's ear so it can go into "listen" mode.
The free application is making its first appearance on the iPhone, though versions for other phones are said to be in the pipeline.
NYTimes.comSent from my iPad
11-15-2008, 08:33 AM #2