Use of Mobile Devices as Multitasking Tools Drives the Speech Recognition in Mobile Handsets Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on market for Speech Recognition in Mobile Handsets. The global market for Speech Recognition Applications in Mobile Handsets is projected to register US$187.6 million by 2018, primarily driven by the need for superior convenience while handling Mobile Handsets and for reducing mobile phone distractions while performing routine tasks. Robust growth in smartphone sales across the globe, and stringent automotive driving laws that prohibit use of Mobile Handsets while driving also augur well for the market.

Speech Recognition in Mobile Handsets: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – The success of most electronic technologies and systems hinges onto the intuitiveness of the user interface, making the Man-Machine communication the stepping-stone for success of all electronic products and solutions. Providing operator controls through which users can efficiently operate and control system capabilities and functions, Interface systems remain critical to the success of a range of electronic devices. An electronic device with an effective user interface stands a higher chance of acceptance among a wider audience base, especially for devices wherein minimal user interaction is a major safety criterion. While effectiveness of an application can be judged by its ability to serve user’s goals, objectives or intentions, ease-of-use depends on the ability of the application to carry out intended tasks with minimum effort by the user, especially so for mobile devices. The above scenario brings into spotlight advanced speech recognition (SR) technology, which as a latest interface between man and machine, brings unchallenged ease and comfort for users while accessing a range of controls and feature functions on a mobile phone.

Given the landmark benefit of man-to-machine conversation enabled by hands-free device operations, speech recognition technologies are rapidly being integrated into host of electronic devices, including mobile handsets. Speech recognition technology takes convenience of mobile handsets a step further by enabling voice command and voice control features, which allow mobile users to vocally operate key device functions. Capable of recognizing voice commands, speech recognition technology allows mobile users to verbally input commands in their mobile handsets for desired action, instead of physically maneuvering through user interface and selecting required function, thus providing unchallenged ease of use, especially while accessing key functions such as searching contact list from phone book, voice dialing, or browsing information over mobile Internet. Increasing sophistication of speech recognition technology is also allowing users to verbally create text (SMS) messages rather than typing the entire content, thereby adding to the charm of mobile usage.

Stringent hands-free laws are driving tremendous growth in the global market for speech recognition applications in mobile handsets across the globe. With instances of road accidents caused due to driver distractions increasing at an alarming rate, several countries have been enforcing stringent laws limiting the use of mobile communication devices while driving. Countries such as Philippines, the US, Chile, the UK and Australia among others have already enforced stringent measures to curb heavy interactions over mobile handsets while driving. Against this backdrop, handset manufacturers are increasingly being compelled to integrate speech recognition capabilities in their product offerings, thus driving business case for speech recognition applications in mobile handsets. The latest applications enable drivers to dial and receive calls using verbal commands rather than operating the mobile handsets manually, thereby reducing attention/cognitive fragmentation. Ongoing developments to improve the efficiency of the technology, especially for improved recognition capabilities while vehicle windows are down and in noisy environment, also augur well for the market. Mobile handset manufacturers are also expanding the speech recognition applications to control in-built GPS navigation applications, which are frequently used by drivers for directions. Allowing drivers to input address of destination by vocal commands, drivers can easily get the route map without being distracted.

Rapid proliferation of high-end smartphones, such as, Apple iPhone 4S and Android based phones with robust speech recognition capabilities especially, are revolutionizing the speech recognition application market. While iPhone 4S comes equipped with Siri, a voice-activated intelligent personal assistant capable of performing most of the tasks including sending text messages, voice-dial, scheduling meetings, and finding local businesses through voice commands, Google’s Voice Actions and Translate applications, on the other hand, aims to reduce the existing language barriers through on-the-fly, speech-to-speech translation between 14 languages. The tremendous success of speech enabled features of these mobile phone models are inviting several independent application developers and small-sized development companies to introduce speech recognition applications into the market.

As stated by the new market research report on Speech Recognition in Mobile Handsets, the US represents the most prominent regional market with annual revenue from the region waxing at a CAGR of about 19.5% over the analysis period.

Major players in the global marketplace include Advanced Media, Inc., ANHUI USTC iFLYTEK Co, Ltd., Apple, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Nuance Communications, Inc., NovoSpeech Ltd., Openstream, Inc., Promptu Systems Corporation, SPEECH FX, and TravellingWave, Inc., among others.

The research report titled “Speech Recognition in Mobile Handsets: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for Speech Recognition Applications in Mobile Handsets by annual revenue (in US$ million) for major geographic markets including the US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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