Google Chrome 25 Beta Includes The Web Speech API (Video)

By | January 16, 2013 | 6 Comments

Google Chrome 25 Beta Includes The Web Speech APIProvides a glimpse into the future.

If you thought that talking to your phone and/or tablet is a bad idea, wait till you read this. As of now, the latest beta build of Google Chrome 25 includes a support for the Web Speech API, which allows developers to integrate voice controls into their web applications.

For example, assuming that voice recognition isn’t that bad, you could “write” an email to your boss without touching a finger.

Ever wondered what is it like to code using your voice? It doesn’t get easier than that:

On a more serious note, here is another video, which explains everything pretty well

As far as other features go, Google Chrome 25 will also disable various 3rd party extensions that were likely installed without user permissions.

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Google Chrome 25 Beta

[Thanks, Tibor]


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  • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

    I’m sure Chrome has had this since before v25. I know Maxthon has had it for some time, but I don’t remember Chrome only having it now.

    • sarjoor

      Because the Chrome developers who wrote http://chrome.blogspot.com/2013/01/hello-browser.html themselves are confused whether Chrome had this before v25 or not?

      • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

        I mean from using the browser in the past. I’m sure I’ve used this feature before v25.

        • sarjoor

          And I mean you’re probably confused because you could not have used this exact feature in Chrome in the past because it’s new as of v25.

          • sarjoor

            Unless by “in the past” you were using previous nightly or dev or pre-beta testing versions with this feature, but before Google officially announced it for the v25 Beta.

          • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

            That’s what I mean. I don’t remember it being behind a flag when I used it but I did see it in about:flags at one time I think.

            Still, it’s a welcome addition.