See, now you're just being mean knowing I will be waiting since I don't feel like rooting right now.
Noob here. Just picked up/activated my DX on Monday (after waiting for 9 days for it ship, like most others). I love everything but the battery life. I think. I'm actually finding some basic features like this voice dialing that I took for granted on my BB Bold, are missing or sub par on the droid. Also, it may be too big, which is like admitting sometimes you can have too much of a good thing!
Battery life aside, the voice dialing from the car hands free is a deal breaker for me. I didn't even bother to review and confirm how it functions on the DX because I assumed it was such a base requirement it simply had to be there. Oops. So, when I used to be able to just push the phone icon on my car's hands free device, my BB would tell me to "say a command". I'd tell it to "call Mike home" and have smooth execution, it appears I actually have to pick up my DX and find the voice dialing icon and then push it? While driving in California? LOL! Not gonna happen. Also, a previous poster mentioned that you can't even have multiple numbers listed under one contact (ex: Mike's home, work, and mobile numbers). How is that even not possible these days when we all have a ton of contacts and everyone has at least 2 numbers? Again, not saying the BB was a better total experience, but it was a better, well, "phone". I like the features of my DX smartphone, but admittedly, didn't realize the actual phone features would be lacking.
So, is it confirmed that Froyo will accept voice dialing from the hands free device activation (i.e. no need to touch the phone that is in my purse), and also that contacts can remain as (multiple numbers listed)?
My biggest concern is that I ported over from AT&T to Verizon just for the DX, and now have just Verizon phones to choose from, if the voice dialing on the DX isn't fixed with Froyo and I can do the return/exchnage thing within the next week or so. But I want to keep my DX if possible!
I anxiously await the OTA to see if there is an improvement in the voice recognition capability in the handset- if it can listen to my BT headset but doesn't understand, I'll be no better off with Froyo than I am today. (The anticipation is just killin' me!!) .
Any practical tips on making voice recognition work better? I've tried using names with hard consonant and distinct vowel sounds, and adding digits before or after the name to distinguish it more, but so far my DrInc seems to suffer from ADD or something... Maybe I need to look for "Ritalin" in the Droid App Store?