Both Youtube and Google Voice saw updates today and are available in the market right now. Neither are huge, but the Youtube app did enable commenting, subscription viewing from the main page plus some other performance tweaks. The Google Voice update was just a bug fixer according to the description.
Update: Voice Search update also just hit the market. They improved connection errors and contact name recognition. (Cheers Octo!)
Google wants to make sure you don’t forget that speech-to-text is one of the most useful features of its mobile operating system by releasing a series of videos which highlight practical and every day uses. I’ll admit that I forget to use this almost every day, so a big thanks for the reminder Googs. Now, what’s with the i*hone in half of the videos? We grabbed 2 that feature a Nexus One below.
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.