Google's Voice-Enabled Search for iPhone Now Available

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  1. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Google's seems to have released an update to their Googile Mobile App, but it is not showing up in the App Store Yet. A quick search on Lifehacker . com will show this.

    The comments say you must first delete it off the computer and redownload, and the app should then have the voice-recognition.

    *Testing it Now*

    Life Hacker

    It works!!!
     
  2. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    On my way!!!!! Been looking forward to this app big time for some reason.

    EDIT: Very nice...is there a way to search contacts through it w/o it going to Google? I guess I need to play around with that some.

    Overall a tremendous upgrade that makes searching a bit easier!
     
  3. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    it's freaking amazing. Best app yet.
     
  4. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So far it works great! Amazing job Google... Best part is its free! Wonder why this is a quiet update so far...

    * Looks like it is starting to show up in the App Store on my phone now as an update... *
     
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    It's great - showed it to my entire family and they were amazed at how well it picks up the words.
     
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    Runs pretty slow for me, even on WIFI, but awesome nonetheless.
     
  8. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I still haven't figured this one out yet... Anyone get contact search working yet?
     
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  10. MBX macrumors 65816

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    I have the google mobile app installed but it says there are no updates in the app store!?!?

    Why am i not getting the update?
     
  11. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    You can't voice search for contacts but if you type a contact name into search it brings them up.
     
  12. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you read my original post? It seems as though the update has not been "pushed" out yet... You have to uninstall and then redownload the Google Mobile App, and it will then automagically be there!

    This is how mine is working so far too, but it doesn't make much sense why voice wouldn't work for this...
     
  13. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Ok i deinstalled it and re-installed it and it's the new version now. Strange it didn't update it via updater.

    I must say i'm not yet so impressed with it's accuracy at all. I've tested about 6 things so far (nothing too complicated) and the only thing it really understood was when i said "Google".
     
  14. Digipimp macrumors regular

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    i was excited about this but you cant even search with voice for contacts. on top of that in the video it shows one click calling the contact through the search but when i search i have to click the contact, which brings up the contact and then i have to click the number as well.
     
  15. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Oh no. I can't believe google still didn't implement safari in it's app like most of the cool apps outthere.

    It still takes you to the external safari and if you want to access the other google tools.
     
  16. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. This is very annoying, as when you are done in Safari you have to go back and open your Google app again. I believe Google will continue making great updates to this over time, as it is only at "version 0.1.414"
     
  17. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Well i hope there will be enough people demanding this. Hopefully they do it for the next update.
     
  18. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Another annoying issue is that there's no way to hide search history unless to delete it everytime after you finished using it.

    I wish it wouldn't show the search history when you start the app. What if someone else plays with my iphone and see's i've tested the voice-feature with "how big is my penis"?
     
  19. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    is that available on the internet?
     
  20. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well you just said it in a public forum in a pretty popular thread for views, so I don't think it matters anymore if someone uses your phone and sees it.

    You can however change it to open up on "Apps" instead in the settings menu. But your history is still saved when you click on the search tab.
     
  21. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    Just downloaded it. Thanks for the heads up. I don't know how much I'll use it but it looks cool.
     
  22. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    They should team with Firefox to make the browser.
     
  23. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Agh, couldn't understand my username. The spelling was right, but there was a space inbetween name and numbers. Screwed up everything! :D

    Anyway, works great.
     
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    Google's Voice-Enabled Search for iPhone Now Available

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    Lifehacker reports that Google's new Voice-Enabled Search application is now live in the App Store (sort of).

    The new application is actually an update to Google's existing Google Mobile Application that is already available in the App Store. The version update adds Voice-Enabled search which was widely reported last week.
    While the new version has not yet propagated to the App Store's update notification service, when users download the application, they are given the new version. iPhone users who already have the Google Mobile Application installed will have to delete the application and re-download it to get the new version at this time.

    App Store Link: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=284815942&mt=8

    Article Link: Google's Voice-Enabled Search for iPhone Now Available
     
  25. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Wow looking forward to it when I get back home. How is it working so far? Any issues or mistakes that the app makes?
     

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