Being a geek I tend to take a lot to impress me when new technology comes to the table. I’m typically skeptical as developers can get carried away with what they think the public wants and needs, especially when it comes to mobile devices. We’ve seen lot’s of ideas that look great on paper and in theory, but when it comes to using them, they’re just not that important or necessary for us.
After a few days with the new Samsung Galaxy S III I have to say I’m loving a new feature that make this device one of, if not the most user friendly on the planet today. The voice recognition feature is a fun new way to use your phone, and a feature I know I’ll never live without ever again.
Not having to use a finger to activate your phone is awesome. I’m excited for this feature for when the bad weather comes back again. I’m looking forward to not having to take my gloves on and off to activate my phone and check my messages. And while on the beach this summer I won’t have to worry about my greasy sun tan lotion fingers making a mess of my phone.
With the simple voice command of “Hi Galaxy” the device instantly leaves sleep mode and is ready for you. Best news is it doesn’t stop there, answer a call or take a photo with a simple voice command never having to use a finger. I don’t know how I ever lived without this functionality before!
Looking into my magic crystal technology prediction ball, I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of this form of hands free technology. I’m guessing that we will start seeing voice commands become more common in not only mobile phones, but tablets as well. I see voice recognition going even further, only recognizing the owner’s voice, ensuring security of your device.
This new leap in technology poses a good question. What in your life would you like to have operated by voice? Imagine coming into work and starting your computer each morning with a simple “Hi PC”, how about your automobile, the lighting in your home and even your toilet?
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