TALKTYPE, the Android app that texts without even typing

By Cristina Limpiada | Oct 05, 2016 08:43 AM EDT
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Are you ready to get rid of your QWERTY keypad and tiny virtual keyboard? The new Android app has a unique feature which fans will surely admire. TALKTYPE from Baidu Research for Android puts the voice to text possibility.

As reported by Time, an increasing number of voice dictation apps are ranging today in Appstore and Playstore making it easier to communicate. Smartphone owners all over the world will eventually save between 50 and 200 minutes every week that they consume with the use of messaging apps.

With the utilization of round sized microphone icon in TalkType, you can then speak upon tapping the icon. What makes it different from other dictation apps is that, you will see a text field fill with words as you speak. In addition to this is a regular backup keyboard with the tap of a button; complete with animated GIFs, cute emojis, and the ability to search for restaurants built right in.

This Android app was also found to be more accurate than the iPhone's default voice dictation in various situations. On top of this, TalkType's keyboard turns into trackpad when editing text, rather than using the cursor in a precise spot in a text line.

Added features are emojis, quick share, built-in themes, and location sharing. Plus, you can also use voice commands to add punctuation to your sentences such as, "comma," "question mark," "exclamation point" and the most common is "period."

TalkType was developed by Baidu Research Group, the Silicon Valley and Beijing-based division of Chinese search company Baidu. The app is expected to be complete with similar third-party keyboards from both Google and Microsoft, according to Tech Crunch.

"TalkType is the first full-function of smartphone keyboard that is 'voice first,' not 'voice' also, explains Bijit Halder of Project Leader in Baidu Research's Silicon Valley Al Lab. He also added, "Unlike conventional smartphone keyboard designs, where a voice is targeted for all occasional use and is delegated to a small mic icon, TalkType aims to make voice the primary mode."

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