Droid Does Math

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  1. dylanthecat
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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
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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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    SWEET, that is a really cool find. Could def be a cool trick to show people (iPhony users):icon_ banana:
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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!!!
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    OMG, this is sweeeeet thanks for posting this I would have never thought to do a voice search for stuff like this!
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    Hook sounds like your wife may be a bit like mine , don't bother it won't impress her.
    mine says it's supposed to be a phone????
    Truly a cool find thanks much, it's so fast it's crazy
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    Damn! This is an awesome find!
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    Faster than typing and the detailed results are amazing.
    Great find ... Thank You!
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    So on the way to dinner last night, I was in the shoe store in the mall with my wife. (no comments, I know) She found a pair of shoes in the clearance rack at 65% off of the marked price. She asked me what the cost would be. Perfect oppotunity for the droid. Long press of the search button, and spoke "59.95 times .35" and within 2 seconds had the final cost, less tax. Too cool.