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The application SayMyName Dessert does this quite well.


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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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For Email there is the DriveSafe.ly® Free SMS Reader available from Google Play Store. It can read emails, but has mixed reviews. I have never tried it so can't recommend it one way or the other. Listen to SMS text (TXT) messages, Emails and Caller-ID while driving. Read SMS! Listen to SMS, listen to email, listen to TXT messages. DriveSafely® ...


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


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Because Google Text-to-Speech isn't really an app: it's a library app. That is, it doesn't have a user interface for you to interact with; rather, it offers an interface to other apps to use its functionality. Other apps on the phone can give text to Google Text-to-Speech for it to speak out loud. It's up to the author of the app in question to use the ...


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Check your settings for Settings -> Accessibility -> Install web scripts and make sure that it's turned off. For JellyBean Settings > Accessibility > Vision > "Enhance web accessibility" -Set to "Do not allow" This fixed my issue, guess I should stop playing with 500 settings at one time. Also try Settings>accessibility>Hearing>Turn off all sounds ...


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These voices were the result of having the so-called "Roaming tone" enabled in the Sound settings. Strangely, the description of this setting is: Roaming tone Set notification tone informing the status of cellular service After disabling this option, she no longer speaks to me when I receive a phone call or turn on/off airplane mode. Though I have ...


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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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Sanity is another neat app for this. Alternatively, it is straight forward to configure a Tasker profile to 'say' an alert including the caller's name.


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Handcent SMS has a "speak text" feature.


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There's a separate section to choose the text-to-speech output speaker: Goto settings and choose the UK voice: Setting => Language & input => Text-to-speech output => Google Text-to-speech => Language You can install german, spanish, french, italian voice data additionaly to the preinstalled english US/UK voices.


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In AnkiDroid preferences, there is a "Reset Languages" item: Reset language assignments (for text to speech and dictionaries) for all decks. Reset specific deck assignments on deck picker


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You need to install the speech synthesis data for the TTS engine. You can find it on the play store here.


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Answering my own question, this seems to just be my misunderstanding of how Google Now works. I was typing the search and expecting a voice response. But apparently it only responds with a voice if you ask with a voice. If I use voice search, then a voice does indeed reply. Leaving this question/answer here in case anyone else has the same ...


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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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This is apparently not possible with Android 2.2 on Motorola Droid.


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Talking Clipboard available from Google Play Store, can read everything from your clipboard, and additionally it directly reads EPUB, TXT and HTML. It even can look-up your links collected with Pocket (formerly known as "Read it Later"). Make your android device read text from any application using clipboard. Talking Clipboard for Android is a text ...


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According to this resource: http://eyes-free.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/documentation/android_access/apps.html#em "K-9 Mail" is an accessible e-mail program. I have not used it so I can't vouch for its quality or suitability.


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You could set each one of your contacts individual ringtones to be a sound file that is just someone saying their name. It would be pretty tedious, and it wouldn't work for numbers that aren't in your contacts, but at least it's something. See this thread on how to set custom .mp3 files as ringtones.


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There's a rather large number of Speaking Clock Apps in the Android Marketplace. Specifically, the "Speaking Clock" app seems to do what you're after, and it's free.


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Yes install some other TTS engine like, this or this. And as the market page says, To enable it: 1. Menu > Settings > Voice input & output > Text-to-speech settings 2. Check "eSpeak TTS". 3. Set your "Default Engine" to "eSpeak TTS".


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If you have a stock Android phone, or certain more recent versions (I think gingerbread on), then you can use Talkback (either as a separate app or in the Accessibility settings), which does generic text reading on your phone, and should read most things. It does read any notifications which come through, which should include Google Voice (though I'm in the ...


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I have no idea how to achieve this natively -- but you could try Talking Clipboard, which can not only read everything you copy to the clipboard -- but also handle web pages directly. It even supports picking the web page's address from Pocket / Read-it-Later, can read from arbitrary text/html files stored locally, and also ePub books.


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Ivona voice sounds the best hands down (especially Amy and the new not yet on Android Salli voice). Works great on all apps for me. Sadly, whenever I reboot phone, Ivona no longer works. Only fix is to reinstall the whole thing which is a total PITA. I still do it though cause it sounds so much better then any of the other choices.


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I use SVOX classic, it's rather natural and comes with many languages, you can even choose between different speakers (male/female/...) for some languages. Drawback: It's not free, each language costs around 3EUR. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.svox.classic


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Look under SETTINGS > ACCESSIBILITY for Talkback or something similar. Also check under settings of individual apps - Phone/Dialer and Messaging. Finally check to ensure that DRIVING MODE has not been recently enabled. That might also be the cause. Look under SETTINGS > VOICE INPUT


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I have Jelly Bean 4.1.1, and I was able to change the Text-to-speech output setting to English (United Kingdom), which is a male voice. The setting is at Settings | Language & input | Text-to-speech output | Preferred Engine | (settings icon) | Language. However, Google Now is still giving me output in the English (United States) (female) voice. ...


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Not sure if this question can be answered any more, because I have had the English UK male voice back for a while now. Turns out it was Google changing things - not me. Just one day it reverted back to the male voice. Thanks to the guys who answered though! :)


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I'm not sure about Samsung GB, but on my Galaxy S3 running JB 4.1, the setting for the TTS speech rate is found in Settings -> Language and Input -> Text-to-speech Output -> Speech Rate. Wbogacz suggests that setting may also be found at Settings -> Accessibility -> Text-to-speech Output -> Speech Rate



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