After accidentally clicking on my phone’s “Voice command” icon many many times, I figured I should see if it was any use. I have heard Siri is well-liked on Apple products, but I have got this far without joining that cult, so why would I start now.
The voice commands on Android turned out to work well enough, but I don’t see myself using it in public on a regular basis. Why would I want everyone around me following my every step-by-step action? One great use for voice-to-text though, was the voice mail apps that will transcribe your voice mail and display it on your phone or email it to you. This lets you check voice mail without holding the phone to your ear, which would be soooo rude in meetings and such.
Another great app that combined Voice recognition with text-to-voice was Google Translate. I can speak a phrase into my phone in English, and the app will recognize (mostly) what I said, translate it to another language (kinda), and then “say” the foreign word/phrase through the speakerphone (sometimes to hilarious effect). This app works passably now, but it is improving all the time.