Nuance, famous for their dictation software, have released a beta of their latest mobile application – Dragon Mobile Assistant. Available in the Play store for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean devices within the US, Dragon Mobile Assistant offers a complete hands free experience for your device. In a similar way to Siri, the Mobile Assistant will provide a more naturally spoken guidance to help you when you can’t look at the screen of your device. Mobile Assistant will allow you to place a call, read incoming text message, send a text message, create calendar events, update Twitter and Facebook, help find directions using maps, find restaurants and make reservations, check the weather, and look up local businesses.
Android has always lacked of a good solid application to read out incoming messages and allow me to reply without touching the device. Yes, there are a few out there, but they all have limits and major drawbacks. Dragon Mobile Assistant looks to be the missing link. Every time I’ve tried to use Android I always feel crippled, as I spend a fair amount of time sitting in traffic each day. I just need Nuance to release this for other countries and not limit it to the US.
You can check out Dragon Mobile Assistant in the Play Store, or watch the video for more details on what it can do.