Android Apps

Edwin makes Android a butler and data hunter [Video App Reviews]

August 4, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Android became much better with the introduction of speech-to-text and text-to-speech. Both of those features can be used for even better results with Edwin Speech-to-Speech.

Edwin is an Android 2.1+ application that can answer questions or perform tasks based on a user’s command. The app can listen to certain types of questions – like “What time is it in Tokyo?” – and then respond with an answer. It also provides weather forecasts, defines words in the Standard English dictionary, and translates from English into certain languages, among many other things.

What really makes Edwin special is that it can also set hardware controls and perform Wolfram Alpha voice searches. A voice command to “Turn off Bluetooth” does just that. Take a look at this video demo below to see Edwin in action.


  • Change hardware settings with voice commands
  • Voice dial, send text messages, or use speech-to-text in apps that use Android share function
  • Open applications
  • Discover date, time, weather, and map data with voice search
  • Perform calculations and currency conversions with voice command

App: Edwin, Speech-to-Speech

Price: Free


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