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Bluetooth voice dialing?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by SeattleUser, May 1, 2010.

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    I read in another thread that you can't do voice dialing with the Moto Droid. You have to look at and touch the unit. Is this true? If so that's a deal killer for me. I'm considering getting a droid phone, but I have to be able to make calls without looking at the phone. To me that's a safety issue. I have a long commute and often have to make short calls while driving. Does the Incredible have this issue also?
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    As far as I know, this is a current limitation of all Android phones. You must initiate the voice command by first touching the screen.
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    That's a huge step backward!

    Did the people who developed Android have a total lack of common sense? I guess I'll have to wait until they address this issue. I wouldn't be surprised to see some states make it illegal to even sell a cell phone that won't do hands free calling.

    I have a long freeway commute and almost every day I see cars whose drivers are obviously paying very little attention to their driving. Taking your eyes off the road to dial your phone is good way to kill somebody.
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    Some Bluetooth handsfree kits implement voice dialing themselves, then pass the number on. I know that some Parrot kits do. There are others, and probably headsets with that ability, too.
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    I haven't found mention of any Bluetooth headsets for Android that are totally hands free. You still have to look at and touch the screen to initiate a call. With my KRZR dumb phone I just tap the head set and then say Call Someone where Someone is a person in my contact list.
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    I was told a few weeks ago that the new update would fix this from a Verizon store rep. Guess he lied to me. I've been looking forward to this too. :(
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    Bluetooth dialing

    It's my understanding that it will require a change to Android to address this issue.
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    Strange. It works for me. The other day day someone cut me off on the freeway and I yelled, YOU STUPID SOB! Next thing I know my phone is dialing and the lady who answered it said, "White House. May I help you?"
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    Has anyone figured out why we Canadian Milestone users have handsfree ?
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    Milestone

    Is it totally hands free? Can you make a call by just tapping the headset without ever looking at or touching the phone?
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    Yes it is.
    No different than any other phones I have had.

    Just using a basic bluetooth, nothing special.


    Regards
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    Please read the existing threads on the topic (this is a well-beaten dead horse). If the BT device has built-in voice dial you can use it instead of relying on the handset.

    The Milestone and Droid aren't exactly alike. There are quite a few differences between them along these lines.
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    many cars now a days have built in BT interfaces that allow you to do totally hands free calling through BT..my wifes ford fusion does this, and so does my mazda cx9..
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    Cars with built in BT, Fusion & cx9

    Do they work totally hands free with Motorola Droid or HTC Incredible?
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    As I stated.

    My question,was does anyone know WHY ?
    sorry if this is off subject.
    Maybe I will start a new thread.

    Motorola Milestone ( Canadian version of U.S. Droid )with 2.1 DOES work with hands free voice dialing paired with a basic headset such as a Motorola H560.
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    I was unable to use voice dial from a Motorola Bluetooth headset. However, when I paired the Droid with my 2009 Ford Escape with Sync, I was able to download the phone book, then use the Sync system to voice dial.

    This is not a solution to the headset problem, but it is a bit of good news to someone who has Sync available and wants to get a Droid or other Android based phone.
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    So what are you saying here, that the Milestone can do BTVD because of an additional piece of hardware inside or something? I thought it was a licensing thing with the company that makes the BT voice dialing software.

    Please explain.
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    My milestone running 2.1 paired with my Parrot 3200 DOES NOT work with bluetooth voice dialing. I still have to initiate from my phone and use the mic on my phone. I thought they fixed this in the 2.1 update?
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    There are no Android phones that voice call with Bluetooth and they don't seem to have an interest in getting them to work. Use the apps in the market or purchase a Blueant Q1.

    The reason why is anybodies guess.
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