Google has introduced a new app called “Voice Access” that lets you control your Android phone completely hands free. You can use voice commands to open apps, navigate screen, tap buttons, scroll, type text and more on your phone. What is great with this app is that you do not need to remember voice commands to communicate with your phone. Just need to say the floating numbers shown on the screen to communicate with your phone.
Google ‘Voice Access’ is an experimental app and the beta version of the app is available on Play store for beta testers. Once the “Voice Access” is enabled, you will see floating numbers on every component on the screen. The numbers are pre-assigned to avoid any malfunction. You can see different numbers on search field, navigation button, menu, keyboard letters, etc.
For example, to open an app, you only need to say the number on that app icon. Note only that, you can also use voice commands such as “tap next”, “go home”, “click next”, “go back” or “scroll down” to navigate the device.
Google ‘Voice Access’ is certainly a very useful app when you have your hands full or people who have difficulty operating a touch screen. You can start “Voice Access” app from any screen on your Android phone by just saying the hotword “OK Google” followed by “Start Voice Access”.
By using the “Voice Access” app, you can control and navigate your phone using your voice. Just say the number displayed over the components on your screen. Google released this app as an effort to improve Accessibility on Android. The recently released Android N preview comes with improved accessibility features.