Android's Google Voice Search Gets Personal and Learns Your Voice

Google has just announced an update to Google Voice Search for Android–the update requires Android 2.2 Froyo or higher and is now available as a free download or upgrade in Android Market. In the new Google Voice Search settings, there is an option for “Personalized recognition,” which when enabled will “begin to associate the recordings of the words that you ask us to recognize with your Google account.” This helps to build a more accurate model for speech recognition and Google Voice Search can learn how you speak over time. Best part is that all this learning is stored with your Google account, so if you switch to a new Android handset, what Google Voice Search has already learned about your voice will go with you. Currently, personalized recognition is only available in English, and the upgrade also features improvements to name recognition and speed over a wireless network, whether it’d be over the faster 3G connection or slower EDGE speeds.

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