When Google announced “Voice Actions” for Froyo, there was one in particular which they advertised but appeared not to work correctly for, well, everyone. Luckily for us all, the G2 leaked system build keeps pumping out awesome updates to our favorite apps including a “set alarm…” voice action that had previously not been available. As you can see from the screenies above, the one on the left is the old version, with the right screenie showing it working flawlessly.
In a spurt of the moment press conference today, Google announced a couple of new features for Android 2.2 with the first being “Voice Actions.” We’ll let Google explain exactly that means…
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.
Make sense? Check out the video demo to really get it…
And like the title says, this is only available to those on Froyo meaning that Droid X and Incredible users out there are S.O.L. until we see an update. Droid 1 users and Droid 2 users though, have a blast!
For the list of commands, check out the official Google Voice Actions page here.
Also with this announcement, you have the option to download a new Voice Search app and a special widget. Voice search here. Widget here.