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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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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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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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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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http://kwatog.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/disabling-vlingo-voice-command-on-samsung-galaxy-s-ii/ Install Go Launcher EX from Google Play. It’s free! 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 EX. You ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Control without Internet by K&J Software" app seems like all you'll need. Description from the Play Store:- Unlike most voice applications on the the market which require internet connection, this application installs a light-weight speech recognizer on your phone, so it can run locally WITHOUT internet connection. You can make your own ...


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Take a look at the app Tasker. Also the free app Llama may also be able to do this. Tasker and Llama automate tasks on your phone. So you can have them say IF this condition (car charger plugged in) THEN do something (activate SVoice).


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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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Voice reply isn't exclusive for Samsung phones: I get it with the same "what's the weather" query on a nexus-7. But it's controlled by a setting in Google Now. From the main window, go to the menu and choose Settings. From the settings page, you want Voice, then Speech output. Set it how you like. But take note that you only get a voice reply for the ...


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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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Basically your options are to find a ROM to flash for that device and flash it. Or find the apk that you removed and re-add it. You will probably need either a custom recovery, like ClockworkMod, or you may be able to put the apk back on the device using ADB from the android SDK. I am not sure what the Custom ROM state is for this device, so it may be ...


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I don't think Google Books has a voice interface, which is a shame. I don't know of any book app which does, I'm afraid. Moon+ Reader is a great ebook app which has auto page turning, based on time, but they are very active and are always adding features - it may be worth emailing them and asking if they will implement it?


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This is something added Android 4.3 and is featured on the Moto X. The phone passively listens all of the time for you to say "Okay Google Now" followed by whatever your command is. (There's a special low-powered CPU being used to listen, which is why it's not available on every device with 4.3.) (Here's a video demo by Slashgear.) I expect to see this ...


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for solving your problem you must double press menu key when start s voice application press option key and go to setting . you must uncheck an option in 1 or 2 line .read text in under line . you disable starting s voice via double pressing home button sorry for bad english.. im from iran good luck dear


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Although we may not be referring to the same program, I had issues with Android's built in Voice Dialer app. There are a few replacement voice dialer apps on Google Play, including Choice Dialer. In many of these alternative voice dialers, there are options for controlling the confidence threshold before taking an action. In the case of Choice Dialer, if a ...


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You need to make sure to ask the right questions. Here are a few calender (Remind me of the meeting coming friday) or (set a reminder this friday) Alarm (Set alarm at 540 am) Call someone (can you please call Bob) text someone (send a text to Bob) search nearby (find me a nearby coffee shop) play music (play the song rolling in the deep) ask movie reviews ...


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You can spell out words with the voice input, but it puts spaces between each letter. I can't see there being a feature to support this as saying your password out loud would defeat the point of having a password. Now if you follow the "pass-phrase" model, where your password is something like "i walk on the beach to relax", then it may work. but again, I ...


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Basically, the problem with this is that your phone cannot distinguish between what you want to say and transmit to the other end of the conversation, and words you want to be commands to the phone. What if you call an automated system that says "Say 'one' for X. Say 'two' for Y."? When you say 'one' or 'two', there's no way (without very advanced AI) for ...


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On my Spica (Samdroid Froyo Mod), there are two stock voice caller, the Android's stock "Voice Dialer" (com.android.voicedialer): On the stock Android Voice Dialer, when you start the Voice Dialer app and then speak "Call ", this shows up: the stock Voice Dialer can be cancelled by pressing the highlighted "Cancel" button. The Voice Dialer does not ...



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