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    Default "hands free" "driving mode" on Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

    I went through all the settings and could not find a way to configure the phone to speak the SMS, the caller id, etc....when I am driving.
    On my other phone, a samsung galaxy s3 from verizon with android 4.3, there is a "driving mode". I thought it was a true android capability, but could it be a samsung feature instead ?
    In any case how do I get the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 to do the same ? And as a bonus question, can I get it to do it using an NFC tag...

    This is driving me crazy so please somebody answer me fast ! (I called Google and the least I can say is that their support people are absolutely clueless).
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    Default Re: "hands free" "driving mode" on Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

    Look at the keyboard, there is a mic button next to the spacebar......it lets you speak it when you say......"ok google, text john smith", you'll still need to hit the dictate speaker button.
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    Default Re: "hands free" "driving mode" on Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

    Android used to have a built in car mode app. They have not updated it in years for some reason and it is not compatible with KitKat. Samsung adds their own apps. You may wish to look at a 3rd party app.

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    Default Re: "hands free" "driving mode" on Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

    Vlingo was good a long time ago (is been awhile since I used it), take a look at that and see if it's workable for you.

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    Default Re: "hands free" "driving mode" on Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

    You just have to speak "ok Google" when on the Home screen and then say "text name from contacts" and then it will ask you what you want to text. works pretty good from my experience in doing it.
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    Default Re: "hands free" "driving mode" on Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by cordsig79 View Post
    Look at the keyboard, there is a mic button next to the spacebar......it lets you speak it when you say......"ok google, text john smith", you'll still need to hit the dictate speaker button.
    You don't have to touch the mic button.

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