How to use voice commands on your Android phone

As Apple announces the Siri voice command system for the iPhone, Android users may be wondering what took it so long. With these tips, use voice recognition to complete helpful tasks using apps that are available now.

When Apple announced the voice recognition app , Siri, every Android owner was thinking the same thing: we've been doing that for years. Free apps that are available in the Market right now use voice commands to complete everyday tasks like text messaging, sending e-mails, getting directions, and finding reviews.

So while Siri (you know that's "butt" in Japanese, right? ) makes its way to the iPhone 4S, grab these free apps and start telling your Android phone what to do right now.

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Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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