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Google Voice Spreads to the iPad, iPod Touch

“The app will improve the more you use it”

About a month ago, Google finally launched Google Voice for the iPhone. Today, Google launched a new version that also supports the iPad and iPod Touch devices. Google also introduced personalized voice recognition for voice search for Android phones.

Google Voice Improvements

Google also made some additional improvements to the app. For example, it will automatically disable text forwarding when push notifications are enabled. Users can now send all callers to voicemail by turning on "Do Not Disturb" in settings. They added a dedicated Contacts button to the Dialer tab, and you no longer need to press the "OK" button when sending text messages.

The new Google Voice app is in the App Store. It requires iOS 3.1 or higher, and is only available in the U.S.so far.

Voice Search For The Android Users

Google also introduced personalized voice recognition for voice search, aimed at increasing accuracy of voice search queries. The personalized recognition functionality is currently available for English in the United States and planned to support other countries and languages in the near future.

To enable it, you must have Android 2.2 or higher, and download the latest version of the Voice Search app from Android Market. The new app also includes some improvements to name recognition and speed, especially over 3G and EDGE connections.

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