Some time ago I posted that I was abandoning Chrome until it supports Windows Speech Recognition (WSR).
I did go back to Chrome after some time as I became more embroiled in the different Google Apps services, but I have always found it irritating that speech recognition wasn’t supported.
Every once in awhile I try it again and found today an important improvement.
WSR does work in GMail now, albeit just with the “dictation scratchpad”, but that is a big improvement. It doesn’t quite work in Google Docs, but I’m hopeful they’ll get that working soon.
BTW: I actually don’t know if this is Google’s doing or the result of a Windows patch . . . I hope it is the former, otherwise this is likely the end-state.