Is it possible to train Android's speech recognition? I have read Can I train Google Voice Actions to better recognize my voice? which suggests that there is a setting in the voice search app but I'm running ICS and don't even have a dedicated voice search app.

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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:

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Tap that to open the settings page, which should have the checkbox titled "Personalized recognition" as in previous versions (tested on a Galaxy Nexus running CyanogenMod 9, Android 4.0.4).

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    I've found the menu but the only settings that I have there are "Language", "SafeSearch" and "Block offensive words". This is on a Xperia Neo V, stock. (Android 4.0.2 IIRC).
    – Nova
    Apr 24, 2012 at 22:06
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    @Erik: Do you live outside the US or have your language set to something other than en-US? I believe that's the only supported language currently: groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/d/msg/websearch/… Apr 24, 2012 at 22:45
  • Both, in fact. Is there any way to work around the location restriction?
    – Nova
    Apr 24, 2012 at 22:46
  • @Erik: That I don't know, unfortunately. You'd might be able to get away with installing an en-US ROM, but I'd assume that would be undesirable anyway (and may have other issues, for all I know). Apr 24, 2012 at 22:50

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