Is there a way to use your voice to open an app in Android?
I would like to say the exact phrase, "Run GMail" and it starts the gmail app.
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Yes, there is. At least for some app names it should work fine. You should start a voice search with the "Google App" and press the microphone button in it to speak and say "open application". I've tested trying to open a couple programs:
All of those worked and it is not limited to English. If you have a phone like a Samsung Galaxy, I think there is another app that lets you voice control, but I am not sure if it is worse/better than the Google App.
References: "Ok Google" voice search & actions and some testing by myself on Android 5