With the New Year underway, we’re moving forward with new innovations, new technologies and new partnerships for 2013 and beyond. Just last week, we headed to CES 2013 – and we made some pretty big announcements while we were there! From mobile updates to tech-loaded cars, we’ve got you covered:

  • We unveiled Swype Living Language – In addition to integrating the power of Dragon voice recognition, Swype has also been augmented with three new features—a Living Language dictionary that crowd-sources language in real-time so users can choose from a library of the most up-to-date words globally, a Smart Editor feature that will learn and edit with you, and expanded language options (over 25!) These personalized, intelligent dictionaries that learn and adapt to the words and phrases that people use most are changing the way people interact with their devices—learning with them.
  • We found that mobile personal assistants are the new wingman – Nuance’s Personal Mobile Assistant survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers found that 75 percent of respondents stated that they either have their mobile device “always on them” or “at hand.” And the 90 percent of those who have a personal assistant feature on their phone use it because it’s quicker, easier, and more convenient than traditional mobile use – with nearly 60 percent using it every day.
  • We brought voice to ZTE Android devices – Nuance’s voice capabilities will be integrated as part of a new portfolio of ZTE Android devices worldwide. The result will be a diverse set of mobile applications and devices that foster a more natural, human interaction between people and their ZTE phone – in more than 25 languages.
  • We voice-enabled Chrysler Group’s Uconnect – Just announced, Uconnect Access takes advantage of Nuance’s embedded and connected natural language understanding voice technology to give drivers smarter and faster connectivity to people, information and content – in the car and in the cloud.
  • We brought the power of voice to Hyundai’s Vision for the Connected Car – Hyundai’s infotainment system prototype deeply integrates Nuance’s Dragon Drive natural language understanding automotive voice platform to showcase the power of conversational interfaces as part of a safer, smarter in-car experience. Hyundai’s next-generation of cars will include natural language voice-enabled phone dialing, message dictation, destination entry – by address or point of interest – and searching for music both in the car or streaming from online music services.

And we had a blast at this year’s CES, with our experiential meeting space at the Cosmo Hotel and super swanky event at the Ghostbar in downtown Las Vegas! We’ve got tons of great things on the horizon, and CES was just the jumping off point. So, stay tuned!

Keep an eye out for even more news and updates here on NML – and be sure to check out the photos of our CES experience below.

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Marya McLaughlin

About Marya McLaughlin

This was a contributed post by Marya McLaughlin. Along with her interest in Mobile, Marya is active in the Boston music scene, and records and performs with her band, Slow Century. She graduated from New York University. To see more content like this, visit the Connected living section of our blog.