Google introduces Voice Access for hands-free operation of your smartphone

Google introduces Voice Access for hands-free operation of your smartphone

However, the Voice Access app first appeared in the spring of 2016 (two and a half years ago) as a beta.

"After using this product for probably about 10 seconds, I think I'm falling in love with it", said Stefanie Putnam, a quadriplegic and a para-equestrian driver who the Google Accessibility team collaborated with.

The app is specially designed for the people with motor impairments, so they interact with their phone easily. Google is hoping to answer call for such users with a new Android service called Voice Access. "It has become a huge staple in my life".

Today's mobile devices rely on touch-screen technology for nearly everything, but you can now control your Android phone entirely by voice.

Google asserts that it concentrated on users with issues, like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, arthritis and others to build up the availability application.

Grant permissions to Voice Access. Voice Access understands contextual commands that aren't tied to a number - you can launch apps just by asking. To select the text field, one requires to read out the number Voice Access displays next to it. The app even allows users to replace parts of a text message using their voices by using commands like "delete the line" or "replace tomorrow with Saturday". The status bar lights up white with an Assistant "listening" animation to let you know it's ready for your command. For now, it only supports English commands but Google promises additional language support in the future. If you're interested in learning more about this, hit up Google's support page for details on how to use it and what types of voice commands are supported.