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Use new voice actions on HTC EVO to save time

Evo-voice-actions Now that we have Android 2.2 on our HTC EVO 4Gs, we don't have to sit in the sidelines watching Nexus One owners play with all the new Froyo features and cool apps that we can't get.

There aren't too many 2.2-only apps out there yet, but one that just came out yesterday is sure to make our Froyo-less pals just a little jealous. Because while they're tapping away at their screens to do things like send a text message, find some music they want to listen to, or call a business not already in their contacts list, we're using Google's brand new Voice Search.

Now available in Android Market, Voice Search lets you "search, control and communicate" using simple voice commands, referred to by Google as voice actions. So rather than opening the Messages app (or whatever messaging app you're using), tapping "New message," tapping the To field to bring up your contacts list, and selecting the contact, you can just launch Voice Search and say "Send text to [name]" instead.

It's much cooler than that, though, so check out the video below to see the frighteningly accurate app in action.

I'd really like to be able to map this to the EVO's search button (not the long press shortcut).

Thanks, Brian D!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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