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Google voice search coming to the iPhone really soon

Google voice search coming to the iPhone really soon - read the full textGoogle have taken searching to a next level and announced that they will be releasing an upgrade of their iPhone search application, which will feature voice recognition. So next time when you are out and about - don't just type in your search term, say it. Update 18 Nov: The new version of...


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Can anybody tell me the actual name of this voice gen google app ,nothing seems to come when i search the istore

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  • 2009-07-17 13:02
  • vGuX

just to correct your info above. if the app works by holding it to your ear to speak it will be using the proximity sensor not the accelerometer.

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  • 2008-11-20 14:17
  • mqq6

The Google App updated yesterday, this is now working.

You go into settings within the App and switch it on, it works quite well unless you are in a noisy environment.

I use Linux, Apple software doesn't even run on it, I have a partition with XP, iTunes and Outlook which I boot into now and then for the sole purpose of syncing my iPhone.

VLC is way better than bloated Winamp with it's nag screens and petty restrictions unless you upgrade to pro.

The music I rip and the ringtones I make in Linux I save to a FAT partition so I can import it into iTunes and then do with it whatever I want, it does a pretty good job of finding cover art.

I don't bother burning CD's as I can dock my iPhone in my car, in my bedroom and in my living room and have access to 1879 songs.

I also transfer files to and from Linux by using bBase Discover, which let's me use my iPhone as a wireless network drive.

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  • 2008-11-20 12:41
  • P%nm

> In reply to apt.pupil @ 2008-11-19 04:24 from PP$8 - click to readThe update came out and it works, go into the settings from within the app and switch on voice.

I use Linux, Apple things don't even run on it.

I dual boot into a partition with XP, iTunes and Outlook and use it for the sole purpose of syncing my phone.

I get apps and updates OTA via my wireless network, I also transfer files to and from Linux using wireless and an app called bBase Discover..

Try VLC it's way better than bloated Winamp, with it's nagscreens.

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  • 2008-11-20 04:57
  • vace

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-11-16 10:25 from P%nm - click to read> In reply to apt.pupil @ 2008-11-15 01:02 from v%av
I've got 12GB of music on my iPhone, I bought 2 songs from iTunes and they were free.

Being registered makes it easier to get apps from the phone, then again you can also jailbreak it and install whatever you like.

Have you stopped selling Nokia's too?

You have to register to upgrade the maps, use the music store or buy an Ngage game.

You are aware that developers of iPhone apps get 70% of the revenue generated from App store.

How much do developers for Symbian or Windows Mobile get from sites that offer "free" (i.e. pirated) software and make money from some pretty dodgy advertising.

How much do they make from cheap disks loaded with cracked software which are available in many countries?

Why don't you think about issues like this when you whine about DRM, by not selling iPhones you have cut yourself out of profit, you would have lost potential customers who would go somewhere else, rather than being told what to buy by you.

it isn't about that. it is the whole principles of it all.

plus i use winamp and have zero interest/tolerance towards apple's many attempts at a takeover of my pc.

the only apple application i am interested in is quicktime- yet the apple updater now forces me to have itunes with it(to which i promptly delete the registry keys- making itunes useless)and it doesn't stop nagging me on how i have to download safari with itunes & quicktime package. <­br> and i don't need an ipod or an iphone- i got a much better device with an actual sound chipset on it- the creative X-FI.

i have expandable memory and wi-fi on it- so i have no need for any other products. plus the X-FI crystallisationmake the music sound good in my sennheiser HD505's

as for Nokia- i encourage people to use google maps- that way all they pay for is the maps downloading on the fly.

DRM is an issue that is stealing our liberty as loyal(and mostly legal) users. if it actually let you do what you bought it for- then i wouldn't have a problem with it- but i have had issues with music and media DRM and do everything i can to avoid DRM that stops or limits you.

akso where is your comments on the lack of features that is expected of a typical 3G phone? mms, bluetooth transfer, video calling(unnessesary for me- but i expect to have it if iam going to buy a 3G device)

typical apple fanboys- too busy running around with their pants off

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  • 2008-11-19 04:24
  • PP$8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-11-15 18:34 from mCSY - click to read> In reply to apt.pupil @ 2008-11-15 01:02 from v%av
registering with apple takes seconds, you only have to give them id and address info so that you can purchase from itunes, makes sense.

i buy music soi can listen to it on ANY program/platform i desire.

if i digital download- i expect to be allowed to pop it onto a cd and listen to it on my cd player in my car.

i am not "renting" my music.

so don't try to feed me codswallop.

and i have gone through the activation process before. 3 times.

adding DRM to a piece of hardware is ridiculous. Apple may say it is for itunes- but you watch- you will be the first to be hit with their new form of advertising.

i congratulate apple for building enormous hype. but next time- make the phone USEABLE and actually worth it's money- which when you compare it to any other 3g phone- is very lacking in the important features- like mms and bluetooth file transfer.

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  • 2008-11-19 03:39
  • PP$8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-11-18 18:40 from a21x - click to readWow 15 million under 16 year old's, you must be very busy...

...then there's all these other whiners, saying all these people around them are pulling out iPhones.

What are they doing hanging out with 15 year olds?

It's a bit suspicious, there must be lot's of pedo's in America.

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  • 2008-11-18 21:03
  • P%nm

i work at a at&t store and the main people that have iphone's are under 16 there parents get a family plan and the kid goes i want a iphone mommy its the best, and when the mom ask me i say its a over hipped phone its kind of like puting money on dog crap i had one and then went to the g1 witch has the best touch screen out i have to test all the new phones we get so when i show it off i know about it, i work at a at&t and i have T-mobile witch i love

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  • 2008-11-18 18:40
  • a21x

> In reply to Soulstorm @ 2008-11-17 14:36 from 0Cav - click to readYou quite clearly dont know anything of how the world works. the iphone is now the best selling phone in the us, with the best user interface and web experience. Only the storm comes close to it, but ts still not the iphone killer, and the touch hd will not be either. winmo will never be better than os x.

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  • 2008-11-18 15:22
  • mCSY

> In reply to Nasir @ 2008-11-18 02:29 from q{0A - click to readIf you read the article you would see that this has nothing to do with voice dialling.

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  • 2008-11-18 03:42
  • vaH8

Is this voice dialing support dialing from the bluetooth headsets? Apple still does not have this Apple is resticting this feature WHY?

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  • 2008-11-18 02:29
  • q{0A

15 year olds can't sign contracts.

Not many 15 year olds have the money to afford an iPhone.

The articles you link to, show how flawed your trolling assertions are, it's simple maths, 15 year olds do not make up such a large segment of the smart phone market.

Google recognizes this, banks recognise this (check some of the share trading apps available), developers recognise this, many of the apps are superior to those found on other platforms.

You seem to think that people now using iPhone's came from a vacuum, have never used other phones before and are unfamiliar with the software you mentioned.

More flawed off topic assertions.

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  • 2008-11-17 20:38
  • P%nm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-11-16 22:25 from P%nm - click to readyou're the bigger man now, well done

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  • 2008-11-17 19:07
  • nxwQ

> In reply to [deleted post]the iphone browser is so overrated. i swear opera 9.5 offers exactly the same user experience except when you scroll too far to the edge of a webpage, it doesnt "bump" off it.

im gna get the HTC touch HD. absolutey gorgeous and i think it is actually more attractive than the iphone

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  • 2008-11-17 19:06
  • nxwQ

Hey, Soulstorm!

You think you are smart? :) You are not! You have no idea what is going on do you?


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  • 2008-11-17 14:50
  • M3gi

Crying? I`m laughting my .. out :D, the way i do when i make fun of a couple of friends who have/use the Iphone and start to brag about how fabolous it is.
If they wanted to take over the market, why don`t they do it? Why don`t they realease a real smarthphone that can do all i said before? Hell, Steve Robs cand`t get more than one phone on the market per year for that matter ? Because they can`t and won`t. Because they can use there marketing scheme to fool any 15 year old kid to buy a Iphone 3G for the next 5 years. Hell, thanks to there marketing scheme, they can even make a toilet called IS*it with buttons on it and apple fans will buy it. Try that on a Windows user and he will put a middle finger right in Steve Balmer`s face.
Symbian is a mobile only operating sistem, OSX is both...where is the point?
If The Iphone is the best internet device, then why does SkyFire beat both Opera and Safari (google a review for it) + it has flash and everything you need for a true browsing experince? Couple that with a HTC Touch HD and you have a internet device that blows the Iphone out of the water.
And i don`t care about that POS N96 (althought the N95 was good), the 5800 Tube has touchscreen and all the functions that are missing from the Iphone + better camera and costs half the price:D. Again, couple that with SkyFire and...
What chart is a fake? The one from marketshareonline or the one from wiki? The one from wiki is taken from here : and marketshareonline is the best statistic site regarding it.

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  • 2008-11-17 14:36
  • 0Cav

> In reply to Expert @ 2008-11-17 13:51 from M3gi - click to readA fake, why?

I suggest you take that up with Soulstorm he's the one who posted it.

It seems to show what's being used to access websites, of course Windows Mobile and X-Box would be bundled in with Windows.

It seems Symbian users don't use the web much or it's not counted as a serious OS, which I guess is why Google and others don't develop applications for it.

I might email some of my work colleagues with the link from the 5000 contacts I have synced with exchange on my iPhone.

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  • 2008-11-17 14:33
  • P%nm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-11-17 13:42 from P%nm - click to readInteresting graph, but its a FAKE!

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  • 2008-11-17 13:51
  • M3gi

> In reply to Soulstorm @ 2008-11-17 13:04 from 0Cav - click to readInteresting graph, notice that iPhone is listed among those Operating Systems.

Where is Symbian?

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  • 2008-11-17 13:42
  • P%nm

iPhone is the best touch screen smartphone out there. It is simply ment to be that. Not a camera or something else, but a perfect media, internet phone.

Just imagine what would be if they relased the iPhone as thay could?! With a perfect camera and video call and other things for you don`t even know that exists! It is simple marketing and your luck that they are doing it in steps. You are crying even this way. What would be than?

Poor litle N96orewhatever owners.... So much money and still you have a dumb little phone.

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  • 2008-11-17 13:37
  • M3gi

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