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Demand Increase is Projected for Speech Recognition Apps in Mobile Handsets

August 28, 2012

The global market for Speech Recognition Applications in Mobile Handsets is projected to register US$187.6 million by 2018, according to Global Industry Analysts. A global report on market for Speech Recognition in Mobile Handsets indicates that the global market will experience an increase in demand as consumers search for convenience while handling mobile handsets.

Consumers also want to reduce mobile phone distractions while performing routine tasks, as per Global Industry Analysts’ research report titled “Speech Recognition in Mobile Handsets: A Global Strategic Business Report.”

Other factors for increase in demand include global growth in smartphone sales; and automotive driving laws prohibiting use of Mobile Handsets while driving.

Past years have seen an alarming increase in the rate of road accidents caused due to driver distractions and this has driven many nations to enforce stringent laws limiting the use of mobile communication devices while driving. The US, Chile, and Australia are amongst few nations others have already enforced laws to curb heavy interactions over mobile handsets while driving.

Enabling voice command and voice control features, speech recognition technology allows mobile users to vocally operate key device functions. Instead of physically maneuvering through user interface and selecting required function users can verbally input commands in their mobile handsets for desired action.

Speech recognition technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated each day and users have begun to verbally create text (SMS) messages instead of typing the entire content.

Read more on speech recognition technology by Linda Beck who recently made her own personal experience known after becoming disabled in a very unexpected and unheard of way.

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli


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