Androids should obey when we speak. Even the late, great actress Patricia Neal could have told you that. If that robot Gort hadn't listened to her, she'd have been vaporized and never had a chance to win an Oscar for playing the hot housekeeper in Hud.
So I'm all for software that'll let you control many functions of your Android phone with your voice. And here it is, as Google unveils Voice Actions in its newest version of Android software.
Google's improvements are free of charge. Not good news for Vlingo, which has been charging $10 for an app that does a lot of the same stuff. Sure enough, Vlingo has just announced that it'll start giving away its software to keep up with Google.
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