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Dragon Mobile Assistant Debuts Voice Biometric Technology

April 1, 2014 - Written By Cory McNutt

Dragon Mobile Assistant, one of “Time’s Best Android Apps of 2013,” just got even better as Nuance Communications just added Nuance Voice Print biometric technology as well as adding an enhanced web experience and now includes full landscape support.  This new Dragon Mobile Assistant just got smarter – and much more personal. Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile said:

“When designing Dragon Mobile Assistant, we decided that there were a few items we could not live without.  Among those at the top of this list are personalization and security.  With that in mind, we created the latest version of Dragon Mobile Assistant featuring Nuance Voice Print – putting intelligence and simplicity at the forefront of the user experience.”

The application already can already help keep you organized, productive, and connected, but now with the new voice biometric technology, it will recognize the user’s individual voice print so that Dragon Mobile Assistant recognizes them – and only them – providing a truly personalized experience.  With this new release the user can use their voice to awaken their device and give it a command all at the same time, no matter if Dragon Mobile Assistant is running in the background, the phone is locked or simply asleep. All you need to say is, “Hello Dragon,” and one of the following commands and Dragon will answer:

GET HELP: “What can you do?” – WEATHER: “What’s the weather today?” – TIME: “What time is it in Tokyo?” -CALENDAR: “Set up a meeting with Leah Hurley tomorrow at 2 PM.” or “What’s my agenda like tomorrow?” – TEXT: “Text Jon I’ll be there in five minutes.” –  CALL: “Call Ashley on her mobile.” – SEARCH THE WEB: “Find me a pub in Boston.” or “Show me a picture of a baby elephant.” – CHAT: “What do you like to do?” or “What’s the meaning of life?” – LAUNCH APPS: “Open calculator.” or “Open Angry Birds.” – MAPS AND NAVIGATION: “What’s the best way to Seattle, Washington?” – MEDIA: “Play Bruno Mars.” – EMAIL: “Email Rachel, Subject: Let’s plan for the meeting tomorrow.” – SOCIAL MEDIA: Update Facebook or Twitter – “Send out a new Tweet, What a finish to the game!” – LOCATION SHARING: “Tell Nancy where I am.” or “Where’s Dave?” – READ BACK: Dragon can read back your incoming text messages and you can then reply hands-free – and there is an Attentive Mode: Turn this feature on to be able to wake up Dragon at anytime – even when your device is in lock screen or asleep!

Dragon Mobile Assistant now supports landscape mode so users can dock their device in landscape and interact hands-free, enhancing their Drive Mode experience.  The in-app browser experience is faster and allows the user to share web results with others directly from the screen.  The latest version will also allow you to tailor your personal assistant more towards your own personally by choosing one of three distinct personalities with either Jessica, Victoria or Jonathan…all ways to make using Dragon Mobile Assistant feel more personalized to you.

With over 12,700 reviews and a 4.4 out of 10 rating for the existing version, this newer version should make it even better. The newest version is ready to download in the Google Play Store right now. Give it a whirl and let us know how it stacks up to Google Now – we would love to hear from you on our Google+ Page how you like the new Dragon Mobile Assistant from Nuance.

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