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Google amplifies voice commands for Android phones

Google amplifies voice commands for Android phones
The latest version of Android 2.2,released on Thursday, includes 10 new voice commands that can be used to operate phones without using a keypad.Although Google says about 2,00,000 Android-powered phones are being sold each day, not all of them are equipped with the 2.2 operating system, also known as Froyo. Google’s Nexus One phone already runs on Froyo, but users will need to download free updates through its Android Market. Motorola Inc.’s Droid 2, which went on sale this week, already has the necessary updates. The features are expected to be added to HTC Corp.’s Evo and Incredible phones when they get Froyo in the coming months. Google’s new“Voice Actions” tool enables people to dictate their text messages and e-mails. The voice recognition technology automatically translates the spoken words into text. Phone calls can be made simply by speaking the name of a person or business. The feature can also find and play songs with spoken…