True Hands-Free Driving and Bluetooth Voice Dialing is in Android 2.2
May 24, 2010 12:50 PM –
I’m so stoked the Android 2.2 software update started rolling out (for Nexus One owners only, plus you can manually install if you don’t want to wait). In checking out all the new features I accidentally stumbled across true hands-free Bluetooth voice activated dialing in native Froyo without a third party app (which is lacking in Android). This is great as many states govern you cannot operate the phone to start a call while driving but a one-hand one-touch initiation is acceptable.
How to Operate Hands-Free Driving via Bluetooth Voice Dialer in Android 2.2:
Simply press the button on your Bluetooth earpiece, the Bluetooth Voice Dialer app launches and asks you “Speak Now…”, you say “Call John Smith” and it calls the default number you’ve saved. You can also say “Call John Smith at Work” if you have multiple numbers stored. If the app doesn’t hear which number of many you may have stored, it asks which, then you can clarify and it dials. You do not need to touch the phone at all.
We have be getting a lot of inquiries on this issue in our “Ask NerdGirl” Android questions column and finally Google’s Android will be able to support it. So as more Android phones start to get the latest update, you Californians can be legal an safer!