Google releases a new app with Google Assistant for Android devices

Sharmaine Centeno
Sharmaine Centeno October 3, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 10:59 AM

According to Patrick Clary, Product Manager of Central Accessibility Team, users don’t have to use their hands because of the upcoming app.

The new released app was hailed Voice Access which gives a hands-free experience for Android, and letting users to control apps, creating and editing text, and command to the Google Assistant.  Users will need to talk to their Android devices when they want to click a particular button and controls within apps, or scroll and navigate app screens. A user will need to say “Ok Google” first before commanding an action, such as opening an app, messaging by replacing a word they want to change, controlling music or video by playing or stopping it, and deleting some files or uninstalling apps.

Stefanie Putnam, a quadriplegic and a para-equestrian driver, said to Google “After using this product for probably about 10 seconds, I think I’m falling in love with it,” Stefanie added “You use your voice and you’re able to access the world. It has become a huge staple in my life.”

The new app is now available on Google Play globally, which is supported by English commands, with additional language support soon.

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