This article was published on December 20, 2012

Waking the Dragon: Nuance brings its Dragon Mobile Assistant app to Android 2.3 and higher in the US


Waking the Dragon: Nuance brings its Dragon Mobile Assistant app to Android 2.3 and higher in the US
Andrii Degeler
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Andrii is the Head of Media at TNW, with over a decade of experience in covering the European tech ecosystem. Talk to him about new and exci Andrii is the Head of Media at TNW, with over a decade of experience in covering the European tech ecosystem. Talk to him about new and exciting developments in tech, especially those involving vastly underreported industry niches and geographies.

Nuance Communications has announced an update of its Dragon Mobile Assistant app for Android, making it available for devices running version 2.3 and higher of this OS. Launched in October, the app was initially only compatible with Android 4.0 and higher.

Developed by Nuance, which is a well-known name in the world of voice recognition, Dragon Mobile Assistant allows users to control their devices hands-free, setting alarms, playing music and looking for content on the Internet using just their voice and natural language.

The app automatically activates when the user says “Hi Dragon,” switching to the listening mode. There’s also the always-listening Driver Mode, when everything that you say will be interpreted as a command.

Nuance’s decision to expand compatibility to older versions of  Android is clearly dictated by the fact that as of December 3 Android from 2.3 to 3.2 was installed on more than a half of all the Android devices over the world.

The app is currently available for free in Google Play store, but only for US customers.

Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android

Image credit: Mark Kolbe / Getty Images.

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