Google Handwrite

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Aug 19, 2012

Google Handwrite by jonthedit at 6:02 AM (1,881 Views / 1 Likes) 20 replies

  1. jonthedit
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    [youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyeJXKfAcpc[/youtube]​

    Google has recently released a new way to search. Instead of typing you can write with your finger tips! While it may not be as fast as dictation, it is a unique and innovative way to searching on mobile devices.. It really shows how much effort and money Google is investing into recognition technologies.


     
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    Below I have attached my video demonstrating the recognition technology.

    [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=8XVrjqTcEaI[/youtube]
     
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  2. FAST6191

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    "it is a unique and innovative way to searching on mobile devices"
    ......
    Granted that does look a tiny bit better (although your writing is significantly better than my chicken scratch) but that they caught up with 90's palm computers is "unique and innovative"?
     
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    I could remember that the DSi's browser had an option to write letters by darwing them. It doesn't seem very different from what I've read.
     
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    But tjis is done entirely on the web. Big difference to palmpc's and the DSi
     
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    i tried it yesterday and it works well. can see it replacing the keyboard for the majority users.
     
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    Scribblenauts anyone?
     
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    Shame my handwriting is more akin to a five year olds :(
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    I tried this, and I have to say, a touchscreen keyboard is so much faster and more convenient. Although interesting, this is totally useless.
     
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    It's cool and all but I have two problems with it.

    1: its been done before, plenty of times before actually.

    2: there's not really a point, writing things by hand in general is becoming less relevant every day.
     
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    I have barely used a pen the last 5 years of my life so my handwriting looks like shit XD
     
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    It seems like people are pretty quick to write this off.
     
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    I had an old dumb phone that was able to do this.

    Just makes things a little more tedious IMO. Why take a couple of extra seconds to write the word when I can type it in half the time?

    I guess this might appeal to older audiences that have troubles using the keyboard on their smart phone. I know my mother has some issues with her phone and maybe this would help.
     
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    Same verdict, I gave it a go but writing with your finger on a 2 inch wide smartphone screen doesn't really work all that well. Maybe it's better on a tablet, though I still think the keyboard would win in a fight. Handwriting would work for unusual characters that aren't usually on a keyboard though.
     
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    This might be alright using a capacitive stylus though. I know I'll be giving it a go later today with one and seeing if it's any faster.
     
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    Am I the only one that can't get it working? Chrome Beta on Android 4.0 on a Transformer Prime.
     
  17. Nathan Drake

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    Using my Nook Color with CM7, I used the stock browser. Although it was somewhat laggy starting up (and actually started up randomly after a few attempts), it did work.
     
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    You're not alone.

    I tried it on Xperia Play on ICS, and Nook Color on CM9, doesn't work at all. Pretty useless, though.
     
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    Huh, this is actually pretty nifty! I can see myself using this every now and then just to keep myself entertained! :D
     
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    It actually does work really well.
     

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