Voice dialing using bluetooth
I hope that someone can help me. I just upgraded to the Hero. So far, it is a great phone but one thing is missing. On my old phone, I was able to use voice dialing via the bluetooth headset by pushing 1 button on the headset. So far, i haven't found a way to do this.
- 01-10-2010, 01:38 PM #2
Android phones do net yet have bluetooth voice dialing.
there are 2 things that I really miss, bluetooth voice dialing and copy and paste.
I still don't understand how or why they left them out. I have a 5 year old phone that can do both. I still LOVE my Droid.
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I've been trying to find a solution to this issue myself. I'm conflicted about whether I should return my Sprint HTC Hero and get a WinMo powered "smart phone" (which supports BT voice-dialing), or wait until HTC / Google fixes this problem. When I bought the Hero and saw that it had bluetooth support, I assumed it could do voice-initiated dialing. It doesn't. The alternative to BT voice-dialing is the "Voice Dialer" app on the phone. It has worked succesfully about 5% of the time. That leaves me with no hands-free option in a state (California) where it's illegal to use a phone in your car without a hands-free option. Isn't it ironic that Google is in California?
But, I love everything about the Hero (and the Android OS), except the PHONE! How can a "smart phone" not support a bluetooth feature that has been included in every "dumb phone" I've owned for years? I've been researching this a lot over the last several days. I've been tempted to wait for the Android 2.1 update for the Sprint Hero, but now that the Motorola Droid and the Google Nexus One have hit the market with Android 2.1, it looks like they don't support bluetooth voice-dialing either!
Can someone more knowledgable about 2.1 confirm this?
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Ive experienced that when u say your command with no pauses in it (Ex. "CallMaria"instead of "Call Maria")the phone reacts way better and its actually a little more usable.
Still doesn't work with bluetooth. And still the fact that when it works u still have to look at the screen and touch it to select the command defeats the purpose of voice dialing(or voice anything for that matter)
For example on a Blackberry u say your command, then it starts reading out the options one by one which u need to answer yes/no or cancel. If u say no it will read out loud the next option. If u say yes then takes action. No need to look at or touch the phone. And works with bluetooth.
Hopefully all this will be fixed with the 2.1 update
This said, this is still the most awesome device Ive ever had(Had Windows mobile and BB's before)
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I LOVE my Hero and I would miss HTC's Sense UI, but I'm definitely going to check into the Samsung Moment as an alternative to the Hero.
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This specific model has headphones as well for stereo, and also supports dual pairing, which allows me to connect a bt media device for stereo, phone for mono, or phone for both. I don't know exactly what im going to do with it, but I needed a new one and for $18, I couldn't go wrong. I missed out on jumping on one of the samsung models that came out to free around the holidays after mail-in-rebate for giftcard. I'd rather not deal with the MIR so this works out better for me.
- 04-26-2010, 07:41 PM #24
(RANT ON) I am a bit pissed that I have to look down to tap/dial/tap or speak, look down/tap...speak again (because voice dialer is horrible and doesn't even get close to what I say) and speak again....and again...then manually type in the number) and tap again while driving on my HERO. (RANT OFF)
Other than that... I am loving my hero over my Blackberry 8330
- 04-26-2010, 08:29 PM #25
I'm pretty much just upset with the whole speak to dial on the hero whether it's through my bluetooth or through the phone it never seems to get anything I say right or get it the first time. It's to the point that I don't even attempt to use it anymore because it's just a waste of my time.