Project Fi integration might be coming to Voice, Google is ‘working on a solution’

We were recently told by a source that has been reliable in the past (they also tipped us off on VoIP integration coming to Voice, which Google confirmed) that Project Fi support/integration would be one keystone feature for the new Google Voice. That feature obviously didn’t launch last week with the redesigned version 5.0 of the app, but we now have reason to believe that it’s still in the plans…

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Google adds support for 30 more languages for voice dictation in Gboard, Voice Search, and more

As good as virtual keyboards have gotten, sometimes it’s just easier to send a message or perform a search with your voice than it is to physically type something out. With the latest update to Google’s Cloud Speech API, more users can now take advantage of these features than ever before.

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Google launches ‘Voice Access’ app in beta, lets you control your phone with your voice

After first planning to launch the app during Google I/O 2015 and changing its mind at the last minute, Google has finally launched Voice Access in beta, a new accessibility app that allows users to control their phone using their voice. With Voice Access, you can use a wide variety of voice commands like “open Chrome” to bring up the browser or “go home” to go to the home screen…

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The male Google Assistant voice is now live, here’s how to switch between female and male

Several days ago we did a teardown of version 7.12 of the Google app and were able to activate a second voice for Google Assistant. This voice was male, but it was not yet live for users to select. Sometime since then, Google pushed out an update enabling users to switch between the female voice (Voice I) and the male voice (Voice II). Here’s how to do it…

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Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant rolls out on Galaxy S8 in Korea, ahead of U.S. launch

Samsung has officially rolled out the voice assistant component of its intelligent assistant, Bixby, to Galaxy S8 users in its home market of South Korea. ZDNet noted that the service was activated today.

Samsung began the voice command service at 1pm KST on Monday, after sending a notice in the morning to users of the smartphones.

The company had revealed ahead of time that it wouldn’t be available when the S8 shipped, but said that it would reach U.S. owners sometime in the spring. It now looks like there won’t be long to wait …

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Android Basics: How to setup Moto Voice on all Moto Z variants

Most modern Android devices now have the ability to setup a voice prompt that lets you operate your device without even picking it up. Motorola has had its own feature called Moto Voice for the last couple of years that allows for more than the standard “Ok, Google” command. The below steps will help you say “Hello, Moto” to your Moto Z device…

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Nintendo Switch Online app updated to make voice chat less horrible

I absolutely love gaming on my Nintendo Switch, but I’ll be the first to admit Nintendo’s solutions for anything that involve online connectivity is absolutely terrible. That’s especially true with voice chat, but the company is making that a little better with its most recent app update.

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Latest Snapchat update adds Voice Filters, Backdrops, lets you add links to snaps

Snapchat just got a pretty noteworthy update. And while the first bullet point in this update’s change log — on-demand geofilters — was introduced at the end of last month, a few of these features are entirely new. Among them are the ability to add links to your snaps, Backdrops, and Voice Filters.

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Kodi on Android TV will add recommendation tiles and voice search in ‘Leia’ [Video]

Android TV is a popular platform for using Kodi since it’s incredibly easy to install and to keep updated. Unfortunately, the app doesn’t take advantage of the platform as many other apps do with features such as voice search. However, that will soon change in the next major release of Kodi, as it will be adding both voice search and recommendations.

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