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Dragon Mobile Assistant Lets People Simply Speak To Dictate And Send A Text Message (Graphic: Business Wire)

Stock quotes in this article: NUAN

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the beta availability of Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android. Dragon expands the natural language understanding and artificial intelligence capabilities first showcased as part of the successful Dragon Go! application. The Dragon Mobile Assistant sends texts, makes calls, sets appointments, and delivers direct access to open content on the mobile web from more than 200 content providers.

“Consumers loved the original Dragon Go! and wanted even more,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “So we totally redesigned the experience in a conversational way and added the most popular personal assistant features.”

For example, people can say:

  • “Tell Natalie, ‘I’m on the way to the office and will grab you a Starbucks’”
  • “Schedule a meeting for 2 p.m. tomorrow with John Smith”
  • “Get directions to the New England Aquarium”
  • “How’s the weather look this week?”
  • “Send out a new Tweet, I can’t believe that finish to the game!”

Dragon also offers a hands-free personal assistant experience. Simply wake up Dragon by saying “Hi Dragon.” Or, listen to inbound text messages in Driver Mode.

“Nuance is investing deeply in Natural Language Understanding and conversational dialog technologies,” said Vlad Sejnoha, chief technology officer, Nuance. “We will continue to add new innovations to the Dragon Mobile Assistant to explore what’s possible, and to push the limits of intelligent voice interfaces across all mobile form factors, including phones, tablets, PCs, cars, and televisions.”

Availability

Dragon is available in beta for free in English on Google Play in the US, supporting Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and above, with expanded availability and new features planned before the end of 2012. To download Dragon, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nuance.balerion.

Dragon Mobile Assistant joins Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Drive!, Dragon TV, Dragon ID, Dragon Voicemail to Text, and Swype as part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of personal assistant technologies. To learn more, visit www.dragonmobileapps.com, or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/dragonmobileapps or @DragonMobileApp on Twitter.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Nuance, Dragon, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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