The Voice Actions app launched by Google in late 2010 is now available in additional countries including France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Great Britain. It’s also added French, British English, German, Spanish and Italian to its language support.

Voice Actions allows users to audibly search and control certain device features. That allows you to send text messages and emails, surf the web, navigate a map, and place calls by speaking directly into their device. Pressing the microphone button into the Google search field opens the Voice Search feature, which should display  “speak now.”

You can check out Google’s video demo of Voice Search after the break.

The app is available in the Android Market for free on all Android devices running OS 2.2 or above.

via Engadget


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