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There's nothing (at present) that can do all that Siri does. Depending on your needs you might be able to get close. Lifehacker had an article about your current alternatives: How to Get a Siri-Like Personal Assistant on Your Android Phone for Free To summarize: You'll need one of the following (or a combination): Google Voice Actions for Android Vlingo ...


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From what I've seen, Iris isn't supposed to be a competitor for Siri, but rather just a (mostly) joke app that just tries to replicate some of Siri's snarkiness. It's for laughs, not productivity. If you do want to be productive with voice commands, there are some options. Vlingo and SpeakToIt Assistant spring immediately to mind. There are others. This ...


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Have you made sure that your "Music volume" is actually turned up? Only then you'll be able to hear the talk-back. To make sure it is, go to the stock music app, hit the "Volume up" key on your phone a few times, then go back to Google Voice Search and try again.


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While still in alpha, it may be worth checking out Iris. It's got a limited set of Siri's functionality, but it looks like it could be interesting to watch it grow.


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I was getting this error constantly today, so I went to Settings → Applications → All → Voice Command. From there I clicked Force Stop → OK then Clear Data → OK. Then I relaunched the voice command by tapping the microphone button on my Google search widget. The Voice Command worked perfectly, and I haven't seen the error message in ...


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For now, you can disable voice commands from Settings->Applications. I am sure it is a Samsung server issue.


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You can clear the preferred program from "Settings > Applications > Manage applications > Last.FM > Clear defaults" Then the next time you launch the Voice Action, you'd be prompted with a list of players, click on the "Make default" then on your new preferred application.


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I believe if you uninstall the Last.fm app, then use the Voice Action "Listen to..", a pop up should show asking which of the default players listed here, will show up and be used. If however, you'd prefer the default in-built player to play, use Listen To or the app Choice Dialer, available in both free and paid versions in the market.


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Have you tried navigate to bob jones home? You can use the label on the address when using the voice command. The above command is different than navigate to bob jones work. Update: One thing to remember: Your contacts need to be accessible to the Google Servers. In other words, you need to be syncing to your Google account. The actual voice-to-text work ...


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For a non-rooted phone, this is the best I have found: Double-tap, select Menu, Settings Voice Talk Seetings -> Speak Prompts: uncheck Now if you double-tap, a short sound will be heard, but you won't hear the "What would you like to do?" anymore.


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Try long-pressing the Search button. It should be tied to Voice Search by default. Then say "dial xxx", where "xxx" is either a phone number (with the area code) or name of a contact from your phonebook. Here are all the voice actions you can perform with the Voice Search app: http://www.google.com/mobile/voice-actions/ Note: According to Google's last ...


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The built-in Google Voice Commands can't (at this time) launch apps. However, a quick search on the Market revealed a few possible alternatives. Here are two: Cyberon Voice Commander Voice Actions


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I'm English, but a southerner with a fairly RP accent, and using voice recognition for Google searching is pretty accurate for me. Unfortunately this sounds like it's an accent thing. I know Google offer their 411 directory voice service in the US, apparently one of the main benefits of this for them is that they can capture a huge amount of speech and use ...


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I have disabled it using App-Freeze on Titanium Backup. This works well, and is entirely reversible, but appears to require both the Pro key (paid) and root. A possible alternative would be removing it using either the terminal or ADB. The apk in question is /system/app/VoiceToGo.apk (com.vlingo.client.samsung), and my phone hasn't had a problem with it ...


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From an article on WordPress, Install Go Launcher from Google Play. Open the app drawer. Press and hold on the blue voice command icon until it starts shaking. Click on the "X" button and choose uninstall. Follow the instructions. Optionally, you can uninstall Go Launcher.


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Last time I checked hands-free voice dialing is not possible with Android. http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=9817 Put simply, Android is NOT car-friendly telephone. In fact, Android phones may be banned from use while driving in some states, as Android does not support hands-free operation. Perhaps, nothing wrong with that if we consider ...


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Voice Search is the name of the voice interaction app created by Google. It allows you to search your phone and the web using your voice. Voice Actions is a specific feature of the Voice Search app that allows you to perform actions on your phone using your voice (such as calling someone, launching your music player, getting directions, etc). Voice Search ...


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When I did the "Note to Self", I was sent an email with the attachment (I assume this is the function, I've never used it before!). The attachment is the *.amr file that you can then download, and it will save it to download/RecordedMessage#.amr. After some searching, the original file is stored in phone memory, not external, at ...


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I'm not sure about the optical mouse specifically, but CyanogenMod does give you the option to alter the behavior of the various capacitive/hard buttons on the phone to some extent. In Settings->CyanogenMod Settings->Input you can set the long-press behavior of the home and menu buttons, and completely change the behavior of the search button. What ...


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I have a Samsung Galaxy S on T-Mobile, so YMMV. To use voice entry, I start the Navigation application, not Maps; one of the menu options it displays is "Speak destination". Navigation wasn't available on the phone when I first got it; I first noticed it about a week ago (I noticed Latitude and Places arrived at the same time, so might all have been part ...


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Android 2.2 is now available for your device, which includes voice search: http://archosfans.com/2010/11/30/froyo-firmware-2-0-54-for-gen8-released-2/


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Unfortunately, offline voice recognition is only available for devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above - anything below that will not receive support. There is, however, another hidden requirement - your device must have a sufficient amount of RAM in order to be able to download the Offline Voice Recognition files from Google. My Incredible S is ...


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Yes, there is. At least for some app names it should work fine. You should start a voice search with the "Google App" and press the microphone button in it to speak and say "open application". I've tested trying to open a couple programs: open gmail open telegram abrir caixa (Portuguese for open and a bank app...) open just java All of those worked and ...


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I spotted this advice on the post on the Google Mobile Blog announcing the new Voice Actions. At least one person in the comments claimed success. Just run the following commands to uninstall the old system apps if you use a custom rom. adb remount adb shell rm /system/app/GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk adb uninstall ...


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It depends on your application. For example, the "Listen to ..." ties in with several music apps like Spotify and mSpot. So far there's no way to launch an arbitrary app through voice actions if the app doesn't support one of the voice action keywords.


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That would be Google Search, which also has voice command abilities. Although I am not sure how intuitive the commands can be given, compared to Siri.


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It needs to be a Google contact. Your voice request is sent to Google's servers to be parsed and it looks for the information in your Google Contacts. The server can't query your phone. See this Google Help thread.


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Double press the menu key in the S Voice application, go to Settings, and disable starting S Voice via double pressing the home button.


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You can follow the following steps to disable Voice Command on ICS: From the home screen go to Settings then Applications. Find and select Voice Command in the Downloaded or All tabs If the Disable option appears - select and then ok. It will not prompt again. If not, select Clear data and then ok. The next time you mistakenly double click do not confirm ...



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