09-07-2010 01:26 PM
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  1. sethjk's Avatar
    For those that didn't watch the press announcement, GOOGLE just unveiled voice control for 2.2. It ties into search and lets you control a number of things from your phone by voice. You can initiate texts, emails, navigation, maps, music (pandora/lastFM, and others), notes, and calls, and maybe some others via voice.
    I've played around a little and it's scarily accurate.
    For those running custom roms, I've heard it won't install to them. Fortunately I flashed stock 2.2 recently because CM6 was giving me some issues and the app is working flawlessly.

    Google also officially announced chrome to phone but IMHO, that's old news
    08-12-2010 12:51 PM
  2. sk8skanj's Avatar
    I don't have 2.2 to try these out, but is the new voice stuff accessed by holding down the search key like the current voice search? or do you have to open a separete app like voice dialer?
    08-12-2010 01:38 PM
  3. rizorith's Avatar
    It's an app? I thought it was just part of the regular voice search that is built into most of our phones (at least the EVO 4). What exactly do we download?
    08-12-2010 01:43 PM
  4. djmoonsovermyhammy's Avatar
    It's an app? I thought it was just part of the regular voice search that is built into most of our phones (at least the EVO 4). What exactly do we download?
    Its an app in the marketplace, but it just replaces the voice control thats currently on your 2.2 phone.
    08-12-2010 01:51 PM
  5. MA2GA28's Avatar
    OK, now the wait for Froyo is just getting re-*******-diculous.
    08-12-2010 01:58 PM
  6. wrxdrunkie's Avatar
    I tried to set an alarm using my evo but the app says I need the latest clock app. I cant find it in the market though, and googles link brings up nothing
    08-12-2010 02:05 PM
  7. rizorith's Avatar
    Failed at almost everything I threw at it and doesn't work with my bluetooth. I'm kind of surprised google had a press release for this, which is just an upgrade if anything, and chrome to phone which I've been using since I got my phone 1 1/2 months ago.

    Any upgrade is nice but this doesn't do much more than it did before. Oh and for those of you on a evo, it does just replace what you currently have so the "search" button is still the button you press.
    08-12-2010 02:09 PM
  8. stormed's Avatar
    Works great...but then again, I thought it worked great before the update. I guess this new update added better recognition plus it also has some text editing features where you can say the correct word. Outside of that, the note to self action is kind of useful and the added feature where you can add to a message with more speech to text
    08-12-2010 03:52 PM
  9. Gekko's Avatar
    I don't have 2.2 to try these out, but is the new voice stuff accessed by holding down the search key like the current voice search? or do you have to open a separete app like voice dialer?
    yes hold down search button or launch app.
    08-12-2010 04:05 PM
  10. Gekko's Avatar
    It's an app? I thought it was just part of the regular voice search that is built into most of our phones (at least the EVO 4). What exactly do we download?
    "Voice Search" in Market.
    08-12-2010 04:10 PM
  11. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Works great on the 2.2 leak for the Incredible
    08-12-2010 04:27 PM
  12. sniffs's Avatar
    It's not really accurant.. I still can't get a subject's email address to populate in the To line.

    I've said "send email to jane smith hello" and it puts in the Message line,

    "to jane smith hello"

    wtf?
    08-12-2010 04:33 PM
  13. bvcastle's Avatar
    It's not really accurant.. I still can't get a subject's email address to populate in the To line.

    I've said "send email to jane smith hello" and it puts in the Message line,

    "to jane smith hello"

    wtf?
    Same here, doesn't understand emails or text messages. Puts everything in to the message line.

    But it understands the other commands. Maybe some configuration in Contacts needs to be done??
    08-12-2010 04:41 PM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    It's not really accurant.. I still can't get a subject's email address to populate in the To line.

    I've said "send email to jane smith hello" and it puts in the Message line,

    "to jane smith hello"

    wtf?
    maybe it just doesn't understand your English?
    08-12-2010 04:51 PM
  15. ethan's Avatar
    Just downloaded this, does anyone know how to make it stop searching pandora by default when I say "listen to"? I want it to go to the stock music app and play the mp3, which I'm positive is on my phone.
    08-12-2010 04:54 PM
  16. sniffs's Avatar
    maybe it just doesn't understand your English?
    Not sure if that was sarcastic because I spelled accurate wrong, lol.. but I am very articulate and pronounced it clean and clear.

    I speak with no accent(at least not one native to Southern California)..

    "send text to bob smith test"

    appears as

    "Send text"
    -----------------
    "To:"

    "Message: to bob smith test"
    08-12-2010 05:11 PM
  17. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Same behavior here...can't get the 'to' to populace and everything gorges into the body.
    08-12-2010 08:01 PM
  18. mrhankey184's Avatar
    Same behavior here...can't get the 'to' to populace and everything gorges into the body.
    /bump

    Has ANYONE gotten the text message voice search to work?

    I say "Send Text to Robbie... Hey Man, Whats up?"

    Text box opens and in the message "message Robbie, hey man whats up?"

    WTF this isnt even close to the video. Google is doing a LAUNCH on this junk? I must be doing something wrong.
    08-13-2010 09:54 AM
  19. jrcbandit's Avatar
    /bump

    Has ANYONE gotten the text message voice search to work?

    I say "Send Text to Robbie... Hey Man, Whats up?"

    Text box opens and in the message "message Robbie, hey man whats up?"

    WTF this isnt even close to the video. Google is doing a LAUNCH on this junk? I must be doing something wrong.
    It worked for me, but I only tried it once as a test - the first time it failed because I did not say the person's full name.
    08-13-2010 10:23 AM
  20. capnhowdy18's Avatar
    Works pretty well for me. Just tried it a couple times. Always got the "to" right. The message sometimes was a little off, but usually close enough that the highlighted text could be changed. Hell it was able to pick up the word Castlevania last night.

    Not sure what to tell you guys. I do tend to speak slowly when using Voice search.

    @mrhankey184 is the contact called robbie in your phone book? Not to sound stupid just trying possibilities. It does seem to pick up if you just say the first name.
    08-13-2010 10:23 AM
  21. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I just downloaded Vlingo...now I see what voice action is supposed to do for me...but doesn't...
    08-13-2010 10:42 AM
  22. alexlevy117's Avatar
    I am another one to add to the list for sending email or text messages to people in my contact list and it doesn't populate the 'to' field. I was one of the unfortunate ones to pay for Vlingo weeks ago but I find Vlingo to be far more accurate in voice action as far as sending texts and emails. The search and navigate functions work well also. I think now that Vlingo is free, it is a much better alternative than the updated google voice action.
    Just my opinion...
    08-13-2010 10:55 AM
  23. capnhowdy18's Avatar
    Isn't it voice search? not voice action?
    08-13-2010 10:58 AM
  24. mrhankey184's Avatar
    Ok, the above poster on page two def had the right idea with the issue. ALL of your contacts MUST be linked properly to your gmail account thats in your Sync Settings or it will NOT work. For some odd reason I thought it would pick up my 2000 plus contacts linked from exchange but it will not.

    My question is, how do I go about changing ALL of my exchange contacts to google contacts to make this actually work? I have tried a few areas and it doesnt give me an option to change an account from exchange to google.
    08-13-2010 11:02 AM
  25. capnhowdy18's Avatar
    If you export all your contacts to vcf file on your sd card. Delete out your old ones, then reimport the backup file, I believe you can set them all as google contacts.
    08-13-2010 11:17 AM
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