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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Search for a Clearer Voice

Smart phones are great at a lot of things, with one exception: Typing on a touch screen or a downsized keyboard is still frustrating compared to a full-size computer keyboard. That's probably why Google says that, even before the release of its new personalized Voice Search app for Android in mid-December, one in four mobile searches were already input by voice rather than from a keyboard.  Full article:

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/guest/26242/

Whether Google's voice effort becomes broadly accepted, or some other technology surfaces, as smart phones continue the march toward the most frequently used communicating device by people of all ages, some method of improved interface becomes necessary.

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