iOS Speech Recognition Settings Confirm Nuance-Apple Partnership

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    A couple of screenshots posted on Twitter by @ChronicWire reveals hidden Nuance preferences found in the latest internal iOS builds that confirms that Apple has been actively working on building in speech recognition into iOS.

    Rumors of a Nuance-Apple partnership had been heavy in the weeks prior to WWDC, though no announcements were made during the keynote. Later, comments by Robert Scoble indicated that the deals were simply not completed in time for WWDC but were still in the works:
    The source of the screenshots (@Chronic) has been known to have legitimate sources in the past. So, it seems certain that Apple is actively working on bringing Nuance speech recognition into iOS, perhaps as early as iOS 5 this fall.

    Article Link: iOS Speech Recognition Settings Confirm Nuance-Apple Partnership
     
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    I'm still waiting to see someone make a killer use case for Nuance+Siri. If it's just going to be Voice Control on steroids I'm not interested.
     
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    Looks pretty cool, and would be interesting to try out.

    What is the "spoof softbank" thing about?! As a Softbank user, this is rather interesting!
     
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    Bring the speech technology to Mac OS X Lion (or 10.8), So I can use it to dictate papers in the Fall of 2012 Apple!
    Although I do hope that this means for IOS 5 I can dictate notes on the go.
     
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    Speech to text to be able to reply to a text message hands-free while driving would be something that I would use all of the time.
     
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    That's awesome! Makes iOS 5 even more desirable if you ask me!
     
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    I just want Speech to text intergrated into iOS and I'll be happy
     
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    Did anyone else notice the "Lock Rotation" icon in the bar at the top? Did iOS5 bring lock screen rotation to iPhone as well?
     
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    Lock Rotation has been in iOS since at least 4.1 or 4.2.....can't exactly remember. But is has been in the OS. I use it all the time...
     
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    Uhm.. 4.0 brought that :/ Double-tap the home button, swipe to the left, and hit the lock icon.
     
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    It debuted in 4.0.
     
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    Swipe to the right :p
     
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    Something tells me this will be a iPhone 5 exclusive feature

    I think this will be similar to Androids voice commands, where you can open apps, write text messages, calender dates all with voice. I'd use that quite a bit if it worked well, and for people driving it would be awesome.
     
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    What does that mean 'an internal build'? How did he get it? How do we know it's real?
     
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    Says to be a reliable source. Makes me wonder though how long he will have access. This build isn't widely available so think Apple or someone at Apple could track it down.
     
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    Then don't use it. I will take anything that makes it easier for me.:)
     
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    I can't wait for the day that I can write an essay just by speaking what I want to write. :eek:

    All this speech recognition should be in Lion as well.
     
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    You mean like a phone call?
     
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    Speech recognition within iOS will be a very welcome addition, but, after about 15 years of fiddling with various speech recognition programs, I have yet to get a decent accuracy rate with one.
     
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    i hope this gets integrated into that new reminders app. it'd be awesome to be able to say to your phone "remind me to pick up dinner when i leave work" and it would create a reminder with the whole geo fence thing.
     
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    He's being sarcastic. If you are going to talk to your phone, why not just eliminate all the extra steps and actually make a phone call?

    When I read about reminders in the live blog, I thought that it did this, and that that was what they used Siri for. I was upset to find that I was wrong.
     
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    Poor Apple

    they could've opened the kimono to Vlingo and had this months ago.
     

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