Microsoft® Gives Windows® Phone 7 Mango a Voice
Microsoft Corporation, the giant in software development and hardware manufacturing, has revealed the voice-to-text capabilities in the upcoming update of its Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS) called Mango.
Since Mango’s preview in May this year, Microsoft has been talking a lot about this mobile OS in majorly all the tech events happening around the world. This time, Microsoft has revealed the voice-to-text feature of Mango, which will allow Windows Phone 7 to not only read out text messages and mails, but also recognize and accept voice commands.
Alex Perez Avila, member, Tellme team said, “The speech recognition capabilities of WP7 Mango are down to the firm's Tellme cloud rather than the handset itself.” This would mean that the voice command processing will be offloaded to the Tellme Cloud service and not on the phone’s battery and will possibly work in places where there is sufficient data connection.
Microsoft officials have mentioned that the Mango update of Windows Phone 7 will not only have the feature to be able to read out and take dictation of text messages but also will have new speech-related accessibility features. Some of such features will allow users to give voice commands to forward calls, speed dials, search through Bing, navigate Bing map services, start any application during calls, turn speaker phone on, etc., all through voice interaction.
The Mango update will soon see the light. Microsoft has said that all the Windows Phone 7 users will receive the Mango update. Now it will be interesting to see how Mango will be different and how it will boost sales for Microsoft.