Swipe to Start Voice Input on Android

January 13, 2010

A new-to-me Android 2.1 shortcut: if you want to use voice input without hunting down the microphone button on the keyboard, swipe your fingertip across the entire keyboard to start it instead. Start at 0:25 into the video to see it in action.

Ooh, handy! Thanks!

Will Droids automatically update to 2.1 or do I need to do something to get the upgrade?

Another important keyboard swipe trick is to -swipe down- to hide the keyboard. I often find the keyboard is in the way of a “remember me” checkboxes on login forms, and I can’t see it unless I hide the virtual keyboard.

Brian Hanifin
Jan 14 10 at 8:05 am


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