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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 ...


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They both may have 3.5mm jacks, but if you look at it you can see the the insulating plastic bands around the metal jack. The problem is that Apple wire these sections of the jack up to different inputs than other manufacturers, so that different sections of the jack carry different signals than normal. I have heard that as long as you're happy with getting ...


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An Apple accessory only working in Apple hardware - sounds about right to me ;-). You can get converters take a look here but it's probably cheaper to just get some 'standard' ones.


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Conclusion first: It doesn't really matter as this operation needs almost no power anyway for both ways. Changing the volume alone has only a minimal affect on the battery given the screen stays off. Reason: If you listen to music there's already some processing going on and increasing/decreasing volume levels has a very low processing demand (almost ...


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Definitely supported by Android, and I'd be incredibly surprised if the Incredible didn't support volume control. I had no problem using the volume control buttons in the headset I bought for my G1. I bought mine on eBay for $7, it has no branding but was marketed as explicitly for the G1. It uses the USB plug, not the 3.5mm plug. You might need a USB ...


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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.


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This is a hardware problem, but there is an app called toggleheadset2 that has a widget that allows you to override the hardware switch, toggling headset output off/on.


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SayMyName Dessert will read SMS text. When bluetooth is attached, it still uses the speaker or wired output, though.


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Sounds like a hardware issue to me. You should return the phone to wherever you bought it.


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As of right now the bluetooth API only supports pairing with the android device as the master. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4474697/use-android-device-as-a-headset-for-another-device


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I'm guessing you've tried double clicking it? On my phone (Dell Streak), a double-click skips to the next track. Might just be DoubleTwist that, though, I'm not sure.


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Currently you can't disable notifications via speakers while still having them via headphones. There's an open issue for that. You also can use Llama or Tasker to switch profiles when you plug your headphones.


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I am not familiar with a setting in Android to mix both channels but perhaps this stereo to mono adapter could help.


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media-button-router, already mentioned in one of your linked questions, tries to figure out what app is currently playing music and to dispatch the AVRCP events to it. In addition, it lists all apps installed, that declare to listen to AVRCP events. What makes AVRCP complicated: Some apps, like Sony's Music Unlimited, seem not to declare ...


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Firstly because they use the 3.5mm standard they will transmit sound to Android just as you would expect on the iPhone. All the controls work fine with the exception of the volume up and down. The microphone works currently on Android as well. Source: http://www.androidcentral.com/earpods-ear-holes-android


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The iPhone volume buttons are not supported by the Android framework. If you want to control the volume you'll need headphones like these in combination with an app like Headset Droid.


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This is a known bug in Android (even in certain Eclair systems). There's a widget called Headset Blocker that when added to any of your homescreens and activated prevents the music player from playing whenever you unplug your headest. Freeware and it works. See if it helps.


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Handcent SMS has a "speak text" feature.


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You can see the details of this at the Android developer documentation, but an app can definitely tell if a wired device plugged into the audio jack has a microphone or not. I will tell you that this information is not always accurate or consistent across devices though, as I have experienced with my own app Hearing Saver. Sometimes different phones send ...


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The “Micro-USB” headphone used by LG GS155 is not really an USB device — it just uses the USB connector for the same analog audio signals as in usual 3.5 or 2.5 mm round connectors. Look at the MicroUSB to 3.5 or 2.5 jack headset pinout. In order to work with such headsets, the phone needs to have the appropriate hardware to detect the type of connected ...


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There are four things in Apple EarPod Speakers Microphone Play/Pause Button Volume Up/Down Buttons for speaker and microphone Apple EarPod supports Universal Head-Phone config. Should work with: HTC, Samsung, LG, Most low-brand phones, some Motorola and some Sony, Audio Players. Microphone and even speaker will work sometimes, but not well, with: ...


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Problem I have been recently using my beats tour with my HTC One. It was working fine and then it stopped working. First I thought either my phone had a problem or the earphones. I thought of claiming my warranty but, before that I did following tests: Plugged different earphones in my HTC One from Apple, Samsung and HTC. All worked fine. Plugged my Beats ...


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The following application: SoundAbout allows you to disable the headphone plug/unplug event detection in the settings: Select Wired Headset behaviour and remove the tick from the Wired Headset detection (ticked by default) From my understanding what it basically does is that it registers a broadcast receiver for the following broadcast with the Intent: ...


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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 ...


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Apps like Headset Button Controller are the most likely to do what you ask. That said the headphones you use have to be hardware compatible with the Android device you are using. My Sennheiser MM50's are designed for iPhone but work on my Google Nexus S and HTC Incredible S, so I'd expect the same to be true of other iPhone compatible headphones and ...


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I wrote an app named SoundAbout that fixes this. Find it here.


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To get the headset to control only one application: The application has to support receiving headset control events. In the case of Winamp, press menu --> Settings --> Enable "Control headset" If there are multiple apps that accept headset controls, you may have to disable the feature on the other apps (I'm not certain which app gets priority over ...


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Any 4-pin 3.5 mm stereo jack should work fine for straight sound but headsets with controls are a little more difficult. Many are proprietary. If it claims to be universal it may work but if it's designed for Apple or Nokia it probably wont. Basically, on a 4-pin jack it all depends on which ring the headset maps to which control. I couldn't find a ...


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If it is a hardware issue you might be able to get the results you want with an app I found called Headset Button Controller. It's a couple of bucks in the Market but there's a trial version as well that they suggest you use for testing. Here's the trial version.


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There's an app available in the market called ButtonRemapper, and the developer has a thread open on XDA that you can find here. There is a version specifically designed for the Samasung Galaxy S (which I think is what the Nexus S was based off? See my edit below.) so you might want to try that version first, but I think your best bet is going to be trying ...



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