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There is a checkable/uncheckable option called Block offensive words under Settings → Voice input & output → Voice recognizer settings. For Samsung phones, the settings are named slightly differently: from the Settings app, try Language & input → Voice search settings → Block offensive words. This of course only works with the integrated Google ...


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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. Without access to the internet, it's unable to transmit your voice data to their servers.


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From Google's Mobile Privacy Policy: For products and services with voice recognition capabilities, we collect and store a copy of the voice input you make to the product or service and corrections you make to the returned recognition result. To improve processing of your voice input, we may also continuously record in temporary memory a few seconds of ...


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The text-to-speech conversion in Android is all done on the cloud. The phone sends in your recording and returns the speech. You need to make sure you're connected to either 3G or Wifi for this to work. Do other apps that require connections work?


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If you are working in a high noise environment, a traditional mic isn't going to help you. Even with a noise cancelling secondary mic it will be very difficult for the equipment to pick your voice out of the noise and isolate it. You might look into a throat mic instead, which grabs your voice by direct contact with you rather than conduction through the ...


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For the most part, sure. I just put my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.2.2) into Airplane mode and tried to compose an email message with speech-to-text. It worked, but it was slo-o-o-o-w. And not as accurate as I'd like. If you go into Settings > Language & input > Google voice typing (settings) you can set which languages are downloaded to your device ...


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Commands "New Line" or "Next Line" Press the enter key once, capitalize next word "New Paragraph" or "Next Paragraph" Press the enter key twice, capitalize next word "Caps <word>" Type with an initial capital "All Caps <word>" Type in all uppercase "Caps On" ...


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I would try clearing the data for it. Do so via Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications and finding Voice Search (or the relevant app if you're using another) under the All tab.


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I would expect TTS and ASR to be very memory-intensive as they process input (which needs to be stored and transformed) and generate output. So slow memory would probably be a limiting factor with a fast CPU. There should also be a little I/O -- loading voice samples for comparison and playback -- but I would not expect it to be as much of an issue. I ...


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Unfortunately, Google Now only supports certain languages at this moment in time. You should change to a language that it supports (such as British English), using a locale changer application.


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Unfortunately, you can't. The list of available languages is a system configuration option that affects the Voice Search app, but can also be used by other apps, and by design isn't intended to be updated that often. Google assumes that a user sets the desired language and performs actions based on it, as one tends to use the native language to perform such ...


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Aha! Five minutes later... It's the setting in the Google Translate app. Settings - speech input - Spanish was set to Default Dialect. I set it to Spanish (Spain) and voice input now works on both devices in Spanish in Flight mode. It would be be nice if Android was a bit less picky when it came to missing language data, like web pages work with fallback ...


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You can't (at the present). There is no command in voice recognition for typing to specify that a common noun is a proper noun and it needs to be capitalized. However, this service seems to be in beta version (see the link below) and we can expect some improvements soon: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1407892 For now, Android speech recognition ...


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Try this app: utter! Although it's in beta, the reviews are quite promising. You should definitely give it a try.


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Sorry, now I see the small microphone icon and globe icon for setting the speech language (keeping the globe pressed allows you to choose which languages to toggle back and forth between) on the soft keyboard that comes up.


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This was fixed somehow after switching back to Cyanogenmod 7.1. Sorry I don't know exactly what caused it, but for anyone with the problem, I'd suggest flashing a more stable ROM (if you're rooted).


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I have a similarly sized contact list and I've found that the Voice Dialer is both slow to load and slow to find responses on my Moto Droid (on 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2). I stopped using the Voice Dialer and started using Voice Search (aka. Voice Actions) by saying "Call Jane Smith mobile." I've found Voice Search to open quickly and to find contacts quickly. Both ...


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I have an HTC Desire and speech to text works fine. Are you holding down the microphone keyboard button to the left of the space bar?


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Have a look at Vlingo: http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.vlingo.client It learns over time and many people find it more accurate than google's voice recognition.



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