A near-final build of the iOS 5 has reportedly been sent to multiple mobile carriers, and sources say it has a feature that works almost identical to the Android operating system's speech-to-text feature.
9to5Mac reported that it got word that Apple's most prominent carrier partners have been seeded near-final builds of iOS 5 for final testing. The build the partners received is said to be newer than the betas seeded to developers and includes some unique features.
A source testing the new build told 9to5Mac that FaceTime over 3G is active, and that testers are being instructed that 3G FaceTime testing is a high priority. But they haven't decided as yet whether this will reach end users in iOS 5, according to that report.
The source also said the near-final iOS 5 build in late carrier testing includes the Nuance Dictation speech-to-text feature.
9to5Mac reported that a source testing the feature said it works almost identically to the Android operating system's speech-to-text feature. It's also very polished, quick, and accurate, the source said.
The new feature could work like this: