Full speech recognition on the way for mobiles

Full speech recognition on the way for mobiles


Speech recognition for your mobile phone? Read on.

Actually, it exists in primitive form already, but a company out of Massachusetts called Nuance Communications says it is going to change all that. Their service, which will be beta tested via a handful of mobile carriers in the next few weeks, promises a 99 percent success rate. That means that you can speak your emails and have them translated into text or even tell your mobile phone which music you want to download.

The Nuance service requires you to connect to their remote server and use their software, which might be inconvenient for some people. But it’s a start.

The beta tests will be concluded within a few months. Nuance, which already makes such software for the desktop and laptop markets as well as for mobile games, promises full service within a year.