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Google launches new voice control app for Android

Google has launched a new accessibility app for Android devices called Voice Access.

The app “provides a hands-free experience for Android, letting people navigate through apps, compose and edit text, and talk to the Google Assistant,” Google said in the announcement.

This means that you will now be able to use your voice to control and command your Android device.

This accessibility does not only provide ease-of-access for all, but also helps those with physical disabilities have more autonomy when using their tech devices.

In fact, Google’s Accessibility team includes impaired individuals who help test and develop products such as Voice Access.

The company explains that the app works through Okay Google, and you can choose actions by numbered selections on screen. You can also ask your device to compose and edit messages with relatively casual phrases too. When you’re done, you simply say “stop listening”.

You can download Voice Access from your Play Store now.

The global app only has English support however, but Google promises “additional language support coming in the future”.

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