ZTE Debuts New Voice Control Software for Smartphones
Published on: 6th Jan 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
ZTE has announced the debut of new voice control technology for easier hands free operation of its latest smartphones. The upcoming Grand S II flagship smartphone will be ZTE's first implementation of the new technology which will include voice recognition unlocking voice photography and an upgraded ZTE My drive assistant.
The voice recognition unlocking feature enables the Grand S II to recognize its owners' voices and differentiate between them, and for its owners to unlock the phone with a simple voice command. Users will be able to command the Grand S II to snap a photo using voice photography. Lastly, My-drive features a higher voice recognition rate, reducing distraction while driving and enabling users to more accurately receive calls, listen to messages and play music via voice commands.
Also, "do not disturb" mode allows drivers to focus on the road and automatically send incoming calls into voice mail or automatically reply to texts.
"We developed this technology internally and feel that it represents a significant leap forward in man-machine interaction. The Grand S II will be the first of many ZTE products that will demonstrate our innovation in this area." said Mr. Zeng Xuezhong, EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division, ZTE.