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Finally, Google Voice Search Comes To The G1

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imageT-Mobile USA has confirmed in an online forum that it has started to push out an update to its G1 users. The update, version 1.1, looks like it fixes a number of bugs, but also adds a couple of new features. The most exciting is that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is adding voice recognition to search, a feature that has already been on the iPhone for quite some time. T-Mobile is clear in saying that this update is not ‘Cupcake,’ which is an Android development branch that is a work in progress. The update started to go out to a small number of users yesterday, but will be sent to all G1 users over the next two weeks.

Other updates and features: Fixes Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) email, which fails to download more than one email; stabilizes text messages, which sometimes freezes; allows you to stay logged into IM when you turn Wi-Fi on or off. In addition to voice search, the update adds the ability to save pictures received as a MMS, and the ability to check for system upgrades.

3 Responses to “Finally, Google Voice Search Comes To The G1”

  1. i have a g1 and i got the update but the problem is i cant use voice search or to be precise i cant find it i tried adding it and still it didnt work

  2. Blanche Nichols

    i had a g1 but i had to send it back. but before i sent it back i had the voice searchc and now when i get a new g1 i dont have it anymore. what is up with that? i dont even have my ota update anymore

  3. I really like having voice activating browser. Its just one less thing I need to do. Also since receiving Feb '09's update I notice how much more alive and vibrant that the colors in pictures are now. This update is both nice and tet overdue. We are all waiting for the adobe flash player to be downloadable after which point there will not be much og a reason to even have or purpose a PC or laptop notebook. Technology appears to be speeding up again and the G1's time has come.