Google to Offer Voice Based Search for Apple iPhone
Written By Samrat| 17 November 2008| No Comment
After Yahoo’s oneSearch with Voice its now time for Google. Google is now offering a voice based search for Apple iPhone users. Now with just a simple voice based system you can search for your favorite hotels and shopping malls. Google Voice Search will be available on the Apple iTunes store from Monday. So without touching the mobile you can speak out “Where is Tajmahal” or “Famous restaurant in Chicago” and get the results instantly. Your voice is converted to a digital file and is sent to the Google servers, which will try to determine the words spoken by you and then passes the information to the Google search engine.
The search information may also contain the local information, taking advantage of the iPhone feature that let it determine its location. Both Yahoo and Microsoft are already offering voice services for mobile phones. Microsoft’s Tellme service returns information in specific categories like Maps, directions and movies. Yahoo’s oneSearch with Voice is more flexible but I have read that it does not appear to be as accurate as Google’s offering.