Google Voice Access is a new application by google that lets you control your device using your Voice. You can get full control of your device just using your voice. The app is designed to help disabled users who can’t hold their phones but are able to speak to use their devices. Though the application is still in beta stage, you can still check it out.
The voice search feature has been available via Googe app, but it only deals with basic commands like making a web search, sending an Email, making a phone call, switching on/off WiFi/Bluetooth and other similar tasks. Google aims to provide fully hands-free usage of your Android device via Voice Access. With Voice Access, you can use commands like scroll left, tap next, go home. Also, it labels icons/buttons with numbers so you can speak the number to perform the action associated with that icon/button.
Unfortunately, Google is not accepting any more testers for the Beta program as the list is already full. But you can try out the application by downloading the APK file from the link given below and then installing it on your Android device.
As you can see in the screenshots above each icon is labelled on the home screen and even on the keyboard each letter is labelled with the number. With the help of voice access, you can just speak the number of the action you want to perform. For example, if I would speak the number 15 and Voice Access will automatically open camera application for me (see the last screenshot). I can even say type Hello World when the keyboard is active to type the message.
On testing the application I found it a great alternative for controlling your device when your hands are busy or for a disabled person. My voice was recognized more often than not and the commands were executed accordingly. You might face a lag or a force close while using Voice Access as the development is still at Beta stage. But still it is worth giving a shot if you would like to get hands free experience with your Android device.
Voice Access Beta| Link
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