Dragon (Hands-free Assistant) updates to V3.0, includes new features and no Brainers

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Dragon Hands Free Assistant by Nuance Communications
Nuance Communications has pushed a new update out today to their Dragon (Hands-Free Assistant application. Moving it to version 3.0 and bringing with it some much-needed new features and fixes. The new additions include the ability to share your location on a map with friends or ask them for their location, regardless if they use Dragon or not. Also there is the ability to dial into conferences and meetings from calendar events.

What made me kind of laugh, and where the ‘no brainer’ title came from was the ability to reply to incoming text messages and being able to your Bluetooth device. I remember trying out Dragon when it first came around, but it quickly moved to the uninstall list. We might just give it a go with the latest update.

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Anyone out there using the app previously out there? What have your thoughts been. Have you moved on to Google Now and all the standard built-in voice abilities of our device? I have to be completely honest here, I only talk to Google Now to show it to people. I still haven’t been able to fully commit to voice actions and controls at all.

Below is a link to the Play Store to pick up the app if you wish to do so. Also the full press release is attached for your reading enjoyment.

Play Store – Dragon (Hande-Free Assistant)

 


 

Nuance’s Dragon Mobile Assistant Grows Even More Intelligent with New Location-Aware and Proactive Assistant Features

Dragon Tells Friends Where You Are, Dials You into Scheduled Calls and Reads Your Text Messages Aloud, Further Evolving the Mobile Personal Assistant Experience

 

Burlington, Mass. –March 12, 2013 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Dragon Mobile Assistant app for Android is breaking the traditional mobile personal assistant mold.   Dragon now features unique proactive assistant and location sharing capabilities, making it easier than ever to find and meet up with friends, get automatically dialed into your next conference call, and hear text messages read aloud as they come in – turning Android smartphones into an even more intelligent personal assistant that is ready to serve with two simple words: “Hi Dragon.”

 

Dragon already gives Android lovers the must-have mobile personal assistant features to quickly access information, content, apps, music and people, as well as set appointments and get directions, just by using their voice – no hands required.  Dragon’s latest enhancements further evolve the personal assistant experience with new anticipatory capabilities that showcase the true potential of our digital wingmen.

 

  • ·        Location Sharing and Friend Finder: Dragon now gives you the option to share your location or find your friends.  Just say “Tell John where I am,” and Dragon will send John a text with a link to your location on a map.  Need to meet John at a BBQ joint in the crowds of SXSW? Just ask Dragon, “Where’s John?” and with his permission, Dragon will respond with a map showing his location.

 

  • ·        Calendar Call Assistant:  Dragon now automatically dials you into any call set in a calendar appointment – intelligently anticipating your needs.  Dragon knows when you have a scheduled call coming up, and shortly beforehand will ask if you would like to be dialed in – if so, a simple tap gets you connected.  So whether you need to dial into a conference bridge with a long passcode or a reminder to call your mother on her birthday, Dragon both reminds and makes the call for you – delivering a mobile personal assistant experience that transcends work, life and play.

 

  • ·        End-to-End Hands-Free Text Messaging:  Dragon already lets you dictate text messages to contacts completely hands free, and with these latest updates, it now reads incoming text messages aloud with the ability to respond, no hands required.  Dragon dictates your message and delivers it for you.

 

“Our devices are an extension of ourselves, and are quickly evolving into truly intelligent and intuitive assistants that not only act on our command, but also anticipate our needs,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile.  “And that’s what makes Dragon Mobile Assistant an exciting innovation platform, showcasing not only what’s possible, but what’s critical in creating truly meaningful, more human connections with the technology we rarely go a minute without.”

 

Availability

Dragon is available in beta for free in English on Google Play in the US, supporting Android 2.3 and above. To download Dragon, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nuance.balerion. To learn more about Dragon Mobile Assistant, visitwww.dragonmobileapps.com, or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/dragonmobileapps or @DragonMobileApp on Twitter.

 

Dragon Mobile Assistant is a part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent systems and personal assistant technologies, which include Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Drive, Dragon TV, Dragon ID, Dragon Voicemail to Text, and Swype.  With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators. To learn more visit www.nuancemobilelife.com.

 

About Nuance Communications, Inc

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications.  For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

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