Google Voice access is a free app that works on any Android device, phone or tablet. It works better with newer / higher spec devices but still works well on my 4 year old Nexus 5 running Android 5.0 .

Once downloaded and activated by saying, 'Ok Google, activate voice access' All the icons on the screen now have a specific number, you can open up  apps by using their name e.g. Open Whatsapp  or by saying their number. Once you have opened one screen the next screen then re-populates with more numbers and you can choose again, text is easily  inputted  also by voice.

There are a couple of example videos below showing how I send a WhatsApp message to my brother and also a slick video  from Google showing it in action.

Full instructions are available here and it can be downloaded  direct from the Play Store.

 

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