Android: Right out of the box Android phones sport some impressive voice-command tools. If you want to take voice command to the next level, however, Edwin supercharges your voice commands and gives you verbal responses to your queries.
Fire up Edwin from your home screen or using a hotkey and you’re moments away from getting an answer to your spoken queries. What temperature is it? Where is the nearest cinema? Ask it where the closet burger joint is and you’ll get a literal answer — it turns out there is a restaurant called “Little Burger Joint” just a short drive from me. Even when I jokingly asked it, “Where am I?” it gave me my geographic location down to the block number — joke is on me, apparently.
Many of the questions you ask Edwin you could ask directly to Google via the built-in Android Google speech-to-search tool, but Edwin gives you the response out loud and in easily parsed text. Instead of giving you a page of text and images you have to focus on and decode, it spits back a simple response — great for feedback when you’re otherwise occupied with driving or focus-required tasks.
Looking for more voice-activated fun on your Android? Make sure to check out previously reviewed Almost Hands Free to manage your music by voice. Have a favourite speech-to-speech tool or another handy Android application to share? Let’s hear about it in the comments.Thanks sototallycari!