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Google Voice Actions and Chrome to Phone Videos and Screenshots

Here are some videos and screenshots from Google’s two mobile product announcements today: Voice Actions and Chrome to Phone.

The first lets you speak a variety of requests and commands into the mobile phone and get a wide range of results; the latter is a way to send information from the Silicon Valley search giant’s browser to a mobile phone app on an Android smartphone.

Here is a video on Voice Actions and two screenshots, and you can read more on the Google (GOOG) blog about it, in a post titled “Just Speak It.”

And here is the Chrome to Phone video (and you can see the Google blog post on it here):


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