I decided to finally change from Samsung's S-Voice to Google's Voice Search. S-Voice isnt cutting it for me when I use my hands free in my car. However, I found it to be very challenging what at first sounded like a breeze, and common sense possible.
Is there a working method to achieve this?
Specifically, whenever I activate my handsfree while driving, I want my phone to launch Google Voice Search, so I could phone someone, navigate, etc. So far, i have to manually wake my phone up, then use the lock screen Voice Search icon to launch it. As you might imagine, that can be quite dangerous while driving.
Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M
Rogers's stock Jelly Bean 4.1.1
So far, i've tried:
* disabled S-Voice
This automatically made Google Voice Dialer the default app when using hands free, which isn't great.
* Downloaded Bluetooth Launch app (kudos to this this )
*** Set Google Search -> com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox.VoiceSearchActivity
Now when I activate my headset, my phone triggers the Google's Voice Search properly (whoohoo!)
Voice Search just displays "initializing..." for around 20 seconds and then "Can't reach Google at the moment" "Retry"
So bloody close, yet so far.
I can launch Voice Search manually and it works just fine, but not via the Bluetooth Launch app.