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What Android app replicates the iPhone Siri (voice recognition) functionality?

The new Siri app on the iPhone looks pretty intersting (at least from the videos). Is there an application on Android that matches or improves on the same functionality? Specifically, something that ...
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How can I disable voice commands when double pressing the home button on the Galaxy S 2?

On Samsung Galaxy S2 (not rooted) everytime I accidently double press the home button, the voice command app comes up. How can I disable this?
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What does “Voice Command” “Unexpected server error occurred. Please try again.” mean?

When I restart my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), I get an error message: Voice Command An unexpected server error occurred. Please try again. [OK] This started ever since I download the ...
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Jelly bean voice search not talking back

I've recently upgraded my phone to Android 4.1.1 and I've tried the new voice search. It mostly answers my questions correctly, but i didn't get it to talk back. I checked the following setting: ...
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Change application to be launched using Voice Action

Is there a way I can change which app will launch upon Voice action? For example when I say "Listen to Pink Floyd", it currently opens Last.fm app which is more or less useless for me since Last.fm ...
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Is iris really this useless or am I doing it wrong?

Just tried to use iris, the supposed Siri clone for Android: Me to iris: "Remind me in two hours to get cascade" iris: "What is your real name?" Me: Why does it need that? "Josh" ...
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Voice dialling - how to do this?

I'm new to Android, just purchased a Sony Xperia Arc S. So far I haven't been able to figure out how to do voice dialing (in car etc.). I've read that you can use Google Voice Search, but this fails ...
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Enter username or password via voice?

Is there a way to enter a username or password by voice? Google's Voice Search only interprets entire words or phrases but I couldn't find any way to dictate letter-by-letter to an input field. Is ...
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Search Contacts with all Voice Search Commands?

Is there any way to integrate voice search's navigate to/directions to/map of commands with your contact list? If I want to go to Bob Jones's house, I don't want to go to Bob Jones Co.
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I have to talk in an American accent despite setting voice recognition to English UK

Is there a way around this, or perhaps a 3rd party voice recognition app that gets around it? I also ran a few tests in a Scouse accent and it didn't like any of them - are people with strong ...
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How to voice command a music player?

I would like to know if is that possible to voice command music actions, like next track, and even delete track would be very nice. My sport, rowing, doesn't allow me to interact with smartphone ...
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Activate voice recognition with keyword

I want to have the mic listening for a keyword and then have it turn on Google recognizer? Has anyone been able to do this and how? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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How can I make a change language shortcut for voice recognition in android 2.3.4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone, I work in English, Spanish and French, and constantly have to change from one language to the other, making a shortcut to change the language of the voice-recognition ...
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Voice Actions to Start Applications?

I looked at the list of Voice Actions on Google's website and couldn't find one for starting an application of my choice. Is starting applications supported by Voice Actions? If not, can a user add ...
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Where does Voice Actions store my “Note to self” recordings?

I've been messing around with Android's Voice Actions. I tried recording various jibberish notes to test it out. However, I noticed that with each "Note to self" that I send to myself, the attached ...
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How do I activate voice dial outside the U.S.?

I just bought a Xperia PLAY running Android 2.3.3, and seems like the only way to use voice dial is through the Google Search app, which is capable of voice dialing, voice texting, etc., at least ...
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How can I enable Google's voice recognition?

I want to enable Android's Voice Input on my Archos 70 Internet Tablet. Voice Input/Output isn't even visible in the settings menu. Is there an apk file to add this or some other way? I'm happy to ...
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Google Voice Input special characters and symbols no longer working?

I use Google's default voice input all the time, for texting and navigation and searching and such. Previously, if a scenario arose when I needed to include a symbol (such as an exclamation point!) or ...
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Alias place names for use in Voice Actions?

Is it possible to create an alias for a place so that I can use the alias in voice actions? Examples of the type of thing that I'd like to be able to say: Directions to Home Navigate to Jim's House ...
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How to have one-button access (on HTC incredible) to do voice dialing or voice commands?

My wife finds her HTC Incredible incredibly difficult to make a quick call without having to look at the screen. She'd like to have a one-button activation of the voice dialing or voice commands ...
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Best software to enable speech-to-text on HTC Desire

One of the notable features missing from the HTC desire that is found on the Nexus one is the speech to text. I am using google voice search and am impressed therefore what is the best software (free ...
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How do I turn Google Play Books pages with Voice?

I use Google Play Books a lot, especially for tech books and programming etc. Is there any way I can turn pages of an app, specifically Google Play Books, using my voice?
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Is is possible to configure the 'listen to' voice action to pull up Amazon MP3 player (or other player) rather than youtube search?

Love the voice commands, but for me 'listen to [[blah blah]]' only ever pulls up the youtube app & searches for whatever [[blah blah]] is. I've got the amazon mp3 app installed (as well as ...
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When phoning, is there some way to 'say' the digits to a menu system in stead of having to enter them on the keyboard

On my Samsung Galaxy S (running Froyo) I was phoning my voice mail system, where I have to press 1 to hear the message, 2 to erase the message ... you know what I mean. When choosing a number I ...
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How can I abort a voice mis-dialed call?

When I use voice dialing, the wrong contact is selected often enough that I'd like a chance to abort the call before it starts. If I tap the call button on my headset, it seems to transfer the call ...
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Offline voice recognition Kitkat

Got a Moto E recently. I was checking out the Google voice commands. It works great. But offline commands are not working. As soon as I open the voice search/Google Now offline it gives error saying ...
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Voice activated offline voice recorder

Sometimes while driving or washing the dishes some idea pops up in my head while I am listening to music. How may I record voice without touching the phone? (Sometimes while driving in remote places ...
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Voice Typing special Functions

When voice typing, I know that you can say comma or period or question mark to get a , . or ?. Those were all in the android instructional video. But I just saw that you can say new paragraph and it ...
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A more comprehensive list of Voice Actions keywords?

The formal Voice Actions web page lists a small number of Voice Actions keywords: send text to navigate to call map of note to self listen to send email to go to {anything else} fires Google ...
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Having trouble with voice command to navigate to contact address [closed]

When I select a contact, then select its address, Maps opens. Then I can navigate to it with the Google navigation app. However, if I try doing this directly with the system-wide speech input, this ...
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465 views

Voice Commands vs Voice Search

What is the difference in Voice Commands and Voice Search? Are they both by Google?
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Voice-to-text on keyboard in HTC Sense

I've just got my phone upgraded to Android 2.1. It's a HTC Hero running HTC Sense. One of the features I was really looking forward to in Android 2.1 was the microphone button on the keyboard which ...
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Offline Voice search on ICS?

I have an Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, with 4.0.4 operating system. Is there a way to get offline voice search for Ice Cream Sandwhich or below?
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How can I install Voice Search on Cyanogen 6 RC3

Whenever I try to install Voice Search I get "install failed" error in the notification bar. Supposedly it has something to do with signatures but I know better than to ask Cyanogen about it. Any ...
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Google Now voice calling feature only searching local contacts, not businesses

In Google Voice Assistant on ICS I could, for example, say "Call the closest Dominos" or "Call CompUSA West Palm" and Google Voice Assistant would start to dial the correct business almost ...
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Voice command slow with large contact list?

On my HTC Hero running 2.1, the voice command is slow - both startup and processing. I have a large contact list (on the scale of 1000 contacts), and I suspect that is the cause. Does anyone know ...
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Can I change the phrase “OK Google Now” to something else?

I want to say a different name or phrase when I wake up my Moto X android. Is there any way, or hack that I can use to change the name? Ideally I don't want to "root" the phone because I don't know ...
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(Almost) every time I unplug my headphone, the Voice Command app opens. How to make it stop?

This happens frequently enough to make me believe the unplugging has some influence on it, but it doesn't happen all the time, so I'm not quite sure... I can think of two options to find out who's ...
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/TASKER/ Voice Command on Bluetooth Connect

Got a new bluetooth radio in my car and want to add voice control when it is connected. I was thinking that when it either first connects it listens once so I can open up the music app of my choice ...
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Voice Dial Aliases?

So I frequently use the voice-activated dial feature, wherein you say aloud "Call Jeff" and it will locate "Jeff" in your contacts and dial him. However, I have run into an issue which stems from the ...
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How do I use voice input in Google Maps on a HTC Desire?

I have an HTC Desire phone running Android and I use the Google Maps application. I can search for locations using text entry but I would like to be able to use the voice entry feature which was added ...
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Why my Google Now on my Motorola Razr D3 will not reply with voice?

I just saw this vĂ­deo about Google Now, but I don't have the same behavior on my Motorola Razr D3, with Android 4.1.2. I got the search results, but with no voice reply. Is it the voice reply ...
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Uninstalling Voice Commands was apparently a terrible idea?

In my efforts to free up space on my crappy Motorola Flipside, I thought that uninstalling Voice Commands would be a great idea since I never use it... Now after uninstalling it with Titanium, this ...
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How to enable voice-activation of S Voice when in car?

I am only interested in using S Voice with voice activation (i.e. "Hi Galaxy!") when driving. Is there any way to activate S Voice when I plug my Samsung Galaxy S3 into my car's charger?
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Voice Activation: Send Email: Recipient Name not working

I have disabled Contacts sync with all my Google Accounts and deleted all my contacts. Then I added a simple email contact Type: Phone (as opposed to SIM or Google Account). Name Bob, and a valid ...
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Voice commands for contacts with unusual names

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 3. My partner's name is not "anglo" and I have not worked out a way to pronounce it and have it understood. Are there work-arounds for this? Can I get the phone to ...
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“ok google” can't email a contact using the phonetic name

I sometimes need to send emails from my gmail account to my work email. My work email is a contact in google. This contact obviously has the same name as me, just the email is my work email. I tried ...
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Change the Nexus 4 voice dialer

When I double tap the main button of my Bluetooth headset a voice dialer pops up. I'm not sure what app is this voice dialer (I couldn't find it on the apps list), all I know is that it's slow to load ...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket running jellybean update, Voice Dialer issues with BlueAnt

I upgraded my phone using KIES through a USB connection and now when ever I try to use my BlueAnt Q2 bluetooth headset it starts the new Voice Dialler that just doesn't work at all. Can't recognize a ...