Saturday , August 18 2018


As the Google I/O 2015 schedule is unveiled, we’ve been browsing through it to find some tidbits, and this one looks exciting. Google is set to talk about a feature called Voice Access, which offers a simple promise: being able to control your phone and interact with apps using only your voice. This takes Google Now to the next level, offering interaction within apps instead of just launching them and searching for content.

There’s not much contained in the schedule about Voice Access, but what we can glean is that using the service will add very little development overhead, and will give users “access to their Android device through voice alone”.

It isn’t yet clear whether this will be backwards compatible through a Play Services update, or whether it’ll be baked into the next version of Android (dubbed, for the moment, Android M).

Source: Google I/O Schedule.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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