Microsoft’s Windows Phone Summit at San Francisco yesterday (Wednesday, 20th June) only lasted 2 hours approximately but it had so much media resource. One that drew the most media attention was related to the latest voice recognition technology of Windows Phone. Starting from now, developers can have access to a new development kit to integrate the voice system to their apps. Although such use has only become famous with Siri of iPhone, from the earliest versions of Windows Phone voice recognition system is presented. Now, with technology of Audible, Microsoft plans to create a totally new featured technology, capable of interacting with consumers in ways never seen before. Easily, partnership with Audible should ensure more features for the voice control system.
According to Tech Crunch, the video shown during the conference had some of the features of the new system. In the short film, a girl was driving and can use her voice to control the GPS, which also identifies possible locations of heavy flow, indicating alternative routes. In addition, the cell sends a message to her boyfriend, warning that she will come late to the meeting place.
We do not know if all this is possible really, but the ideas are very interesting. Greater integration between voice and hardware could solve a number of problems related to accessibility features. Support for the new feature will be available for devices with Windows Phone from version 7.5 Mango and the development kit can now be downloaded by registered developers.
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