Hot off the massive two days of news, the updates are coming fast and furious. Every time that a new SDK drops there is a slew of updated apps. This time is no different. The two Google updates tonight are Voice Search and YouTube (for Froyo Android 2.2 and higher).
YouTube now is allowing people to comment on videos from the mobile app. Great? I guess, although this means that you will now have to scroll through even more nonsense; this is understood if you ever read ALL the comments that are left on a video. Below you will see our good friend Russell Holly in one of my videos on YouTube. As you can see I messed up and took the video in portrait mode, please don’t hesitate to go look at it on your phones and yell at me, I love it. Google has also added the All category in Browse. Other than that, after the redesign about a month ago, it is basically just Bug Fixes.
Voice Search has been updated to allow for improved name recognition and lower latency. I have tested the name recognition on 2.0.1 (old) and 2.1.0 (new) and there is a marked improvement in voice dialing. I even went through and found some of the more difficult names in my address book and found that Voice Search is getting the names right almost 9 out of 10 times on the new version in comparison to about 7.5 out of 10 on the old.
I have not yet tested the improved connectivity but will update after I have.
Voice Search: Changes