By: John Hiesler
Reports that voice recognition will be a huge component in the next major iOS update have been buoyed lately by rumors that Apple was exploring a significant licensing deal with Nuance, a company renowned for their voice recognition engine.
To that end, Jan-Michael Cart put together this interesting concept video depicting how system wide voice recognition in iOS 5 might work. The gist is that users would be able to have voice messages transcribed by tapping and holding a text field, thereby activating the voice recognition system.
Of course, Google’s Android OS already has their own offering and it’s not too shabby, to say the least. Still, it’s a separate download from the Android Marketplace. We imagine that Apple will have some nifty voice recognition features built right into iOS 5 that will also be accessible to third party developers. We’ll find out soon enough on June 6 when WWDC gets underway in San Francisco.