Droid Does Math

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  1. dylanthecat

    dylanthecat Member

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    Thanks to Valkf6 on another thread, I learned that by using the voice search I can do math problems, conversions, percentages, etc. I did not know this, so I thought others might be interested. No need for a tip calculator when I can just long press the search button and say 20% of 65.56 and get an instant answer.

    Examples:

    What is 25.3 divided by 7?
    Convert 1/2 cup to tablespoons
    What is the cosine of 25?
    Convert 15 kilometers to mile
     
  2. hookbill

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

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    See these are things I never would of thought of. Just everyday there is something new I learn about the phone. Yes, I know voice search but I'm still amazed at what it can do.
     
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    I knew regular Google Search could do math problems, but I never thought to use the voice search for this. Surprised how well voice recog. works for numbers, measurements, etc. Nice find!
     
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    Very cool. Though the voice recognition doesn't always work as expected.
     
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    As cool as it is to just say a math problem, usually I need it for more complex stuff. Been using one of the free scientific calcs, happy with it so far.
     
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    KZIWarrior Silver Member

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    SWEET, that is a really cool find. Could def be a cool trick to show people (iPhony users):icon_ banana:
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    oh man i didn't know that either nor would i take the time to discover it myself.

    this will be really helpful in my Stats class.
     
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    Nice Find!!!:motdroidhoriz:
     
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    You know I used this the other day to convert metric into inches. Never thought about using it for a tip calculator though, as I do use my tip calculator from time to time. This will be very helpful.

    Thanks for the tip. :)
     
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    I had to try it of course and it sure did work. I want to show my wife, but either she will just nod her head or it won't work when I try to show her. I have bad luck showing off my Droid to her.
     
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    wow that is soo cool. Month an a half into having this phone and I'm still finding out new really cool features. DROID DOES
     
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    Holy crap this is awesome. I would have never thought of this.
     
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    Here's a list of google search's shortcuts. A lot of these work great with the Droid's voice search. I wish there was a master list of those that work the best with Droid. Check these out:

    Search Features
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I'll have to give it at shot.
     
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    Holy crap thats freakin awesome!!! Droid does!!!