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There are a number of apps that will do this. DriveSafe.ly is what I use right now, but haven't really had the opportunity to thoroughly test their TTS engine. It can also be set up to start whenever bluetooth is paired, or if you put it in a car dock. I did try another one out a few months ago, but can't remember the name right now. A search through the ...
SayMyName Dessert will read SMS text. When bluetooth is attached, it still uses the speaker or wired output, though.
SMS Speak does text to speech for your SMS messages. It has support for routing audio thru a connected bluetooth too. You can install different speech synthesis engines from the software libraries on the marketplace as well.
I have tried to do this in my own car - here's my experience with it. From a "hearing the person" perspective, the headphone jack into the car's speaker system works great. What's even better is that the person doesn't (generally) hear themselves talking either (no echo or feedback). This is using an original Moto Droid, so your mileage may vary. The ...
Handcent SMS has a "speak text" feature.
It's possible to use it this way but the quality of the results are going to depend on your phone, the car and how loud you have the speakers. I have done something similar with my Moto Droid 1 and will share my experience: The only difference between my configuration and the one you are inquiring about was that instead of plugging directly into an audio ...
StartTalking seems like an app to check out. It will let you listen to incoming text messages and even replay to them. It doesn't require any Bluetooth devices (but I think it will work with one), and it's true hands free - meaning you don't have to press any button to use it, both for listening to it and replaying, it's fully voice activated. Oh and the TTS ...
You could check the playstore for headset control apps. Having a Philips headset, Philips Headset works perfectly for me -- and lets me define which player app to launch as soon as the headset is connected, plus gives me a bunch of control options for the headset's single button (e.c. click for play/pause or take call, long-press to increase volume, click ...
This is pretty hard to do with software, since there are delays in the audio stream. The transmission from you phone's BT to the headset can take up to 200ms, and the same for the reverse. Therefore before sending the audio from the mic to the recipient, up to 400ms of audio would have to be sampled and cancelled, assuming that the BT connection is stable. ...
Time for the "standard-reply": tasker. I will not go so far as to give you a complete "profile" (as I don't use that exact combination), but at least a raw idea (as for general info on what Tasker is, please see its tag-wiki). Tasker understands the required triggers, so you can use a combination of e.g. power connected proximity sensor bluetooth ...
Depending on your phone (please update your question with your specific model), the call screen does have an option to turn off Bluetooth. That will turn off Bluetooth Audio Routing for just that current call (and conference calls made while that one is active/on hold). I've only used CyanogenMod; CM6 & CM7 both have this option on the call screen. If ...
This link is a discussion of this issue on the Android Open Handset Alliance Project site. Users on this page talk about the problem in detail and discuss some possible solutions. I would recommend you star this issue. If the enhancement is implemented or there is a status change you will be notified and can try again on your phone.
The following is another resource for such apps: http://eyes-free.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/documentation/android_access/apps.html#ps At least one of the 5 listed (Handcent SMS) is SMS-specific.
Enhanced SMS & Caller ID will vocalize text messages and allow you to reply using your voice.
There is an app called Smart Receiver, it speaks SMS and incoming call details very well. I use it, it is very nice.
Announcify - currently in beta. It's the successor of, the already mentioned above, SayMyName Dessert.
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