Did you know that you can now voice search via Google? Yes, thatâ€™s right, the search engine giant has now gone â€˜voiceâ€™-mode. The catch? You need an iPhone to make use of the function.
If you havenâ€™t heard, Google has unveiled an iPhone App that enables search functionality via the iPhone; you have to appreciate Google for its sense of innovation. It is truly revolutionary stuff which goes well with a smartphone that has undoubtedly raised the standard for cellular phone.
The good news is that this application is actually free. Users of the iPhone App can speak into the iPhoneâ€™s microphone and pose their questions. For example, you can a question like, â€œWhere is the closest Apple store?” This info is then relayed into the iPhone and ends up being translated by Googleâ€™ servers. Neat stuff.
Handsfree applications have been welcomed by consumers simply to get things done faster while you multitask. Using voice for search sounds like a great idea. Hats off to Google for coming up with it and also finally adding Gmail Voice and Video Chats.
Iâ€™ll have to wait and see when Google can apply a similar function for users of laptops and notebooks as well. That would even more exciting and futuristic than speaking into an iPhone.