Google is taking the wraps off two new features in its Android open source mobile operating system: One designed to make it easier for users to control their Android device via the sound of their voice, while the other taps Google’s Chrome browser to help bridge the gap between the desktop Web browser and mobile activity.
Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look at the new enhancements, which mark but the latest new features being baked into Android as it continues making inroads into the market and challenging established players like Nokia’s Symbian and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry — the first- and second-place names in smartphones.
Google has added two new features to its Android software designed to enhance the utility of smartphones that use the mobile operating system software.
Voice Actions for Android lets users send text and emails, surf the Web and perform other actions using voice commands. This could be particularly handy for time-crunched executives, salespeople and other road warriors who don’t have time to futz with their mobile device’s touch interface.