My New Smartphone Seems Less Smart
December 20, 2012 7:26 AM Subscribe
On my last smartphone, I could push a button, say "Find pizza" and the phone would bring up a map showing all the local pizzerias. Or "Find 300 Commonwealth Avenue" and it would show me a map with my destination and where I was.
Now when I say "Find pizza" my phone instead does an internet search for pizza. If it is a more specific command, often the internet search will lead me to an option to find the selected item using Google Maps instead. But it's still a little annoying that I have to choose things with my finger instead of my voice.
My question is this: what are the voice commands for the Galaxy S2 phone? Are there different keywords that will change what search is conducted? For example, as a former programmer, it seems likely (and in keeping with the logical mindset we have) that saying something like "Search for X" might call up a map of local Xs, "Find X" might be the keyword for an internet search of X, and "Navigate to X" would activate the GPS navigator.
The trouble is that I don't know what the specific voice commands are for the S2 phone, and the instruction manual is woefully inadequate. Can somebody please enlighten me?