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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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Without changing the person's name in their contacts, adding a "phonetic" name appears to work.


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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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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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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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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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Go into settings -> apps and click all. Then find voice dialer and disable it. That should disable the voice dialer app and Google Now should come up when you press the call button. If that doesn't work you can always reenable voice dialer.


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I was searching for a fix to this exact problem and came across your post. I just found this. I remembered your thread and thought i would come back to share this with you. The guide says to: Open Bluetooth Launch and scroll down to “Voice Search”. Tap on it to expand it out, then select: “com.google.android.voicesearch.RecognitionActivity” but i found ...


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There's a tutorial on How to Activate Offline Voice Typing on Jelly Bean which you could follow. Here's an excerpt: Open the system settings of the device. Go to language and placing. Make a tap on voice search. Now do a tap on Download ricon. VOC. offline. With a swype moved All tab and select your language, it will begin the download of the package. ...


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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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Have you downloaded the files for you language, that supports offline voice recognition? Under Google Now, hit the menu button at the bottom, select Settings, select Voice, then the option to Download offline speech recognition. Also, it could depend on what rom of JellyBean you are running. Some things work better than others in certain roms...


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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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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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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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In Android 4.0, say "New Paragraph"


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The locale of the app is based on the system wide locale, AFAIK, there is no way of setting each application to use a specific language regardless of how the system wide locale is set. That is, the developers of such applications have taken for granted that, if the system wide locale is set, then the Android run-time will select the appropriate locale for ...


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I use a third party app which can handle recorded voice tags. I use Cyberon Voice Speed dial for which voice tags can be records for contacts or programs. For bluetooth headset/car conenctivity i use Bluetooth Application Launcher. This is set to open Voice Speed dialler when i press the blue tooth button to connect. Holding the blue tooth button for 4 ...


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Android's built-in voice-to-text doesnt support new lines. I've heard that flext9's ( based on nuance's excellent dragon voice to text engine) does, however. You might try that, I haven't used it personally so I can't speak to it's efficacy. Ymmv. Etc.


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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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I'm not sure if this is true for other phones listed above, but for The Galaxy Note II, I had to make sure S-Voice was disabled (it says Voice Dialer on the first post). Also, if you have downloaded bluetooth launcher you probably already tried: "Google Search" and then selected "com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox.VoiceSearchActivity" and was still ...


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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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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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If the contact is synced to your Google account, you should be able to re-name it to anything you wish. The easiest way is to do it via the web: Go to https://gmail.com and login with your Google account. On the upper left click on "Gmail" and select "Contacts". Locate and click on the contact in question. Click on their name, make any edits necessary, ...


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I have noticed that it only worked when I have English US selected in the (Choose input method), all others didn't work for me, I live in Canada. English in Canada didn't work also having it set on automatic didn't work either. thanks


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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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The setting should still exist, it's just a little bit more awkward to get to. The easiest way is to hit the microphone icon on the search widget (though I think anywhere it appears will work) to bring up the voice action dialog. There's a wrench in the top right of that dialog that opens the settings: Tap that to open the settings page, which should have ...



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