1. ridavid81's Avatar
    When will this be available on the droid? Or on android in general? Anyone know why this isn't a standard option on android?

    i hate having to dial on the phone while driving even while connected via bluetooth headset.
    03-01-2010 08:17 PM
  2. fyrman49's Avatar
    I'm with ya on this one, brother.
    03-01-2010 09:14 PM
  3. prometheus's Avatar
    I thought I was doing something wrong at first. It took me a little while to really get the message, I guess in this case, "Droid doesN'T".
    03-01-2010 09:51 PM
  4. WarER4X's Avatar
    I just got my Droid last Saturday. Sometime on Sunday, I paired my bluetooth earpiece with the phone and then tried to make a hands-free call... nothing happened. I paired with another bluethooth earpiece I have and, still, nothing happened. I thought I was doing something wrong, so I did some searching for more information and found that Android doesn't support hands-free bluetooth phone operation. :O

    I did a lot of research on this phone before deciding to make a switch and it didn't even cross my mind that it wouldn't support this basic feature that is standard on virtually every dumbphone on the market, let alone smartphones.

    I'm reasonably confident that Google will do something about this through an update of some kind, since it is #2 on their list of Android issue requests (#1 is Arabic language support, last I checked), but how long it will take is anybody's guess.

    03-02-2010 09:45 AM
  5. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    ...but how long it will take is anybody's guess.
    Google has known about this since Nov 2008!! Over a year later and the Droid and other Android handsets don't have it.

    I think we might see something from Motorola before Google seeing as the Moto Devour DOES include Nuance vSuite and supports BT Voice Dialing like all my other BT phones. I hope Moto ports this over to the droid since their Droid support forums have been buzzing about this short coming since the Droid was released.
    03-04-2010 01:44 AM
  6. bmderuosi's Avatar
    you could use the voice dial feature on the phone itself, I know it's not the same but would get rid of dialing while driving...
    03-04-2010 11:59 AM
  7. specops2k3's Avatar
    hope it will be native on 2.1 when it is released OTA
    03-04-2010 12:28 PM
  8. trentandrews's Avatar
    03-04-2010 12:35 PM
  9. e_drummer53's Avatar
    ...maybe not the optimal solution but I set my droid up with an app that bypasses the screenlock and another that enables the camera button to launch the voice dial app on the droid. All I do is long press the camera button and I can voice dial --- not bluetooth but as close to hands free as I have been able to come.
    03-04-2010 02:18 PM
  10. myriad46's Avatar
    Long pressing the search button will allow you to voicedial a number, or navigate or search. But you still have to read the screen and press a choice to confirm.
    03-04-2010 02:33 PM
  11. takeshi's Avatar
    ...and another workaround is to use a BT device with built-in voice dialing.
    03-05-2010 02:40 PM