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On Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean, how can I make long-pressing the home button activate Google Voice Search?

I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean on it. What I want is to long-press the Home button and hear a beep to prompt me to provide a voice command. I had it set up this way before I installed ...
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Activate Voice Actions from Lock Screen

Is there a way to activate Voice Actions from the lock screen? I've abandoned the iPhone world, and only miss this one feature. On my iPhone I could press and hold my home button to activate Siri. ...
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Poor reliability of voice recognition

My Samsung Galaxy Apollo only recognises voice instructions to dial about once in eight attempts. Is this typical ? Can it be improved ?
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Siri-like answers in Google Voice Search on 4.2

On my Nexus 7 (4.2, all updates, German), I can start searches using speech in Google Now, but I can't get it to do anything else. In particular: It never opens cards when I ask about the weather for ...
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How to make Android 2.3 to use voice recognition without the need of internet?

On my Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, GT-S6102B, you can press a button to talk something instead of writing it. It is a wonderful behavior, but it functions only when using a internet connection - well, I see ...
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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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Use Google Now as a Voice Dialer replacement when pushing “call” on car head unit

My Samsung Galaxy S running a CM 10 nightly opens the "Voice Dialer" application when i push the "call" button on my car radio head unit. Both are connected via Bluetooth. As you might expect the ...
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My Google Now App does not speak

I tried out the Google Now feature that comes with Jelly Bean and it's not working as I expected. It answers my questions as a search result but does not show the exact result as a card nor does it ...
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Change language for one application (Google Now voice recognition, root available)

I normally run my phone in French. But unfortunately, Google Now will only support voice commands if I set the phone's language to US English. I tried setting Google Now > Paramèters > Voix > Langue ...
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Google Now and pronouncing/recognising contact names

One of my contacts has an unusual name which Google Now has never been able to understand. How can I get around this (apart from asking the person to change their name)? I'm using "send sms to ...
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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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Jelly Bean offline voice recognition

So, Jelly Bean is supposed to have offline voice recognition, right? I've encountered several situations where the voice-keyboard has said that Google is not available. Has anyone else seen this ...
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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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Jelly Bean's Offline Voice Typing APK

Is this possible to get Jelly Bean's Offline Voice Typing apk for other Android versions like Gingerbread or ICS???
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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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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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Speech-to-Text Uppercase Letter Problem

Whenever I compose any type of message through speech-to-text, a problem occurs which is rather annoying and seemingly, there is no workaround. The problem: Android capitalises the first letter of ...
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Voice Commands vs Voice Search

What is the difference in Voice Commands and Voice Search? Are they both by Google?
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How can I train voice recognition on ICS?

Is it possible to train Android's speech recognition? I have read Can I train Google Voice Actions to better recognize my voice? which suggests that there is a setting in the voice search app but I'm ...
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What phones support voice search? [closed]

I need a phone with Android operating system that supports voice search, and speech recognition. How can I understand if a phone supports voice recognition or not? Does each phone with Android support ...
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How can voice search improve recognition

I understand that Google will store the things I say and is supposed to improve recognition of my voice on my android phone. How can it do this if there is no way to correct it? I say a persons name ...
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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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Reducing the list of language options

I would like to see an option that allows the list of available languages reduced to those I actually need. When I use Voice Search, switching between English and Spanish is a pain: way too many ...
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How can I improve the noise cancellation on my Nexus One?

Despite the highly praised Nexus One built-in noise cancellation, I need to use speech recognition in an extremely noisy environment with better noise isolation/cancellation. Is there a so called ...
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What do I say to make a new line when using voice recognition?

I've found I can make punctuation happen by saying "comma", or "period", but I can't find the word for new line. I tried "paragraph", and "line break", but it just prints those words.
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How the f*&% to stop voice-to-text from censoring profanity?

The voice-to-text feature is very useful, but every once in a while when sending an SMS or email message to a friend, I want to really let loose. However, Google, in their defense of my virginal ...
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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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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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Suggest a bluetooth handsfree app [closed]

Is there any Android app out there for bluetooth handsfree control which requires no internet connection ? I want to make calls, receive calls, sent messages and I want my messages to be read to me. I ...
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Why won't Jawbone headset invoke Voice Search/Dialing?

I have an Aliph Jawbone (original) which worked fine with Sony Ericsson dumb-phones (K750, K810) but on my HTC Desire S (Gingerbread, 2.3.3) I can't figure out how to use it for voice dialing. The ...
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Why does my Galaxy S now displays 'couldn't connect' when I press the microphone key

I have been entering numbers using the microphone key on the keyboard fine yesterday. All of a sudden, when I tried to enter numbers with the microphone key some time later, the message 'couldn't ...
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Why has speech-to-text stopped working on my phone?

I have an HTC Desire Z with Android 2.2. For some reason my speech to text convertor has stopped working. Everytime the soft keyboard opens up and I press on the small mike button, it says audio ...
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What are the privacy implications of using Talk-to-Text?

Given that the Android implementation of Talk-To-Text sends your voice to Google's servers, parses your speech into text, then sends the text string back to the handset, what are the privacy ...
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Why is voice-to-text input not working when disconnected from the Internet?

As you know, on Nexus One you can use voice input to enter text by speaking. Unfortunately, if you are disconnected from the Internet (even temporarily), this feature is unavailable. Why? On my ...
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Difference between VLingo and the built in Voice functionality in Android?

My wife is contemplating an Android phone, and loved the demo she saw of VLingo on a Blackberry. I keep noting that this is all built in and free on Android. I imagine since they are cross coding ...
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What is the dominant factor for evaluating performance for TTS & ASR?

We know that CPU speed ("MFLOPS") alone is not the only factor that determines the performance of an Android device. Other factors include the I/O subsystem, memory speed and, of course, the software ...
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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 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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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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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 ...