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    This has been happening for about 2 weeks or so now (before the KK 4.4.4 update). I don't know what update may have changed S-to-T for the words, but it seems to be laggy now & also doesn't type the last word (or punctuation) until you start speaking the next sentence. It's like it's a whole 1 word behind in translation.

    Anyone else noticed this or know what app update caused it. My wife said she thinks she's noticed it to, but she's on a Sammy S4. Google Text-to-Speech shows being updated back in May. Google Search shows it was recently updated (8/12), but I wouldn't think that goofed up the general Speech-to-Textn Hangouts (which was updated 8/8). Gmail is doing the same exact thing, so I don't think it's related to Hangouts. I just tested it with Gmail, every time, it lags by 1 word & doesn't show it until moving onto the next word. This makes ending a sentence difficult.
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    Default Re: Speech to Text not as good as it was

    Have you tried clearing the cache for the text to speech app/engine on your phone? It should be in settings > apps > all.
    Might be a bug with the new update, but it's worth a try to see if that works.
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    Have you changed the language pack? I know British English acts differently on mine in comparison to American English.

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    I also noticed a lag in the speech to text over the last few weeks . I just did the update to 4.4.4 and the speech to text still seems to hang up on the last word or two at the end of the sentence. I had to wipe the cache to cure another problem with the phone, but that did not solve the lag in the speech to text. Not sure what else to try.
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    I tried wiping the app cache & it didn't help. I cleared a few other app caches also while I was there (Hangouts, Gmail, few others).

    Going to wipe the handset cache now after I go find the boot button sequences.

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    The instructions for wiping the handset cache in stock recovery are here:

    https://motorola-global-portal.custh...p/30,6720,8696
    Try it, but it did not help me.
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    Yeah, I had found that, but thanks. Didn't help me at all but it did take like 5 full minutes to clear the cache so hopefully it cleaned quite a bit of stuff up otherwise.

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    I have also been having this issue since the 4.4.4 update. Wiped app and system cache, but didn't help. For now, I have been hitting tap to pause after the dictation and it finishes the last word with punctuation.

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    Thanks for the tip. Tapping the pause does the finish the final word and punctuation for me also.
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    I looked back through my apps for anything updated earlier this month. Ask I really find that I thought it could be was Google Search. I uninstalled all updates (back to stock), but this didn't fix it. I don't see anything else that was recently updated that the change would be related to (even on my wife's S4).

    It was nearly perfect for me & something goofed it up. I hate this seemingly little issue so much.

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    I am having this issue also. vzw using stock texting. My wife has the same phone bought at the same time with no issue.
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    Has anyone had any luck fixing this?
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    Same issue, lagging last word/punctuation, Galaxy s5. Maddening. Used to work perfectly.
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    Also, is this is as close as I will come to leaving direct feedback with Google?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hastingsmciver View Post
    Also, is this is as close as I will come to leaving direct feedback with Google?
    This is probably far away from Google as possible (though some might monitor it). I'd try circling Android and Google on Google+ and try there.

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