Spreading across the internet news feeds is the latest update for Google’s Android Voice Search application. The update offers Android users the option of “personalized recognition”, which improves speech recognition accuracy. Now you can say things like “send text to mom.”
Enabling the new feature will allow the search application to custom taylor its speech algorithm to a linked Google account. As the press release reads:
“If you opt into personalized recognition, we begin to associate the recordings of the words that you ask us to recognize with your Google account. We then automatically use these words to build a speech model specifically for you. This speech model enables us to deliver greater recognition accuracy. Although subtle, accuracy improvements begin fairly quickly and will build over time.”
Other updates include improvements to name recognition and speed when operating on 3G and EDGE networks. The new feature is English only for the time being but there are plans to support other countries and languages in the near future.
Of course when you first download it there is a video giving you a tutorial of the updates. Take a look for yourself and see just how cool the voice search really is!!