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New Google Voice Search is Junk on 2.2

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by db306, Sep 22, 2010.

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    I don't know if it's me but the updated Google Voice Search doesn't even remotely work like they show it in the video. It screws up every time I try to send a text, email, or dial a number. The only thing it does decent is navigate. Anyone else notice this?
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    It works fine for me.. about 85% accuracy!!
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    Workef for me too. Probably 90% accurate

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    Your totally right,doesn't work. I say "send text to?" and when it pops up there isn't a contact selected,just the message written out. Hope they update soon with a fix. DROID X
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    I've only used it 6-8 times, but it is at 100% so far - texts and emails and a couple of calls where it had to look up the business and then call it.

    Hate to say it, but if I were having the problems described, I would do a hard/factory reset. If the problems didn't improve, I'd take it back to Verizon. Software is covered by warranty too.
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    Try vlingo its way better than the stock app it's free and you can open apps, send email text play music just about everything with this app
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    mine keeps quitting "unexpectedly"
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    Mine works great. 100% accurate. Use it 10-15 times everyday.
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    Oh yeah, puts them other phones to shame when I just hit it in the middle of a group and say "Send text to shari, see ya shortly you sexy thing" ... (my wife).

    Half the group thought I was kidding until I re-demonstrate with them watching the screen.

    Awesome, simply awesome ... and if you look at a few other boards that give other ideas for it's uses, it gets better and better.

    :) :) :) :) :)
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    Oh I love that. Especially nav to blah blah blah. People are like wth?

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    I love the voice search

    The voice search works great for me on the HTCI. It really ties in all the other apps. I would say 90% accurate for me. I am looking for a good voice to text app for text messages. I am not sure if I can use this one??
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    Does anybody actually use voice search?
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    Voice Search

    Hey Kevdog

    I use the voice search for everything. It works great on my HCI DI
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    I am having a similar problem. Voice actions works and the mic is picking up everything I say, but it seems like it isn't searching my contacts. I've read that contacts have to be in sync with gmail and selected in th the search settings. I've also downloaded the voice synthesis data installer, still nothing. The Verizon store didn't even know what it was until I showed them the youtube video about it, and they said they would look into it. Hoping for a faster response.
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    That would be a hell yes. I use it for anything I want to search for. Sometimes the candy, sometimes the wrapper.
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    You might want to say Send Text To -short pause- name -short pause- message here

    the text message part of it does not work 100% of the time mostly due to slurring your words a bit weird spelling on contact names ect but it does work just takes some gettign used to
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    It doesn't seem to bee a problem with the voice recognition. It works with most other commands. I just noticed something else odd. I did a manual search using the voice actions bar by tapping the google icon on the left, and selected to search only contacts. I could type in a contact and it would list my contacts, but when I selected one the contact's profile would show up and then immediately close, just showing my contact list... Not sure if that is related.

    I am also reading something about ensuring contacts are synced with gmail.
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    I was able to figure it out. my gmail account had some contacts but not all of them. I found this tip on another forum and it worked. You need to make sure your contacts are in your gmail account. I am just organizing my contacts the way I want them in gmail. So far so good. The text command is working as well.

    -- In order for Voice Actions to work, you'll need to have your contacts in your google contact list. To sync up your contacts:
    1. Open your contacts list.
    2. Click the Menu button.
    3. Tap Import/Export and 'Export to SD card' to export your phone contact list to the SD card.
    4. To import the contacts back to your google account, click the Menu button and Tap Import/Export and 'Import to Email." (This may take a while.)--

    I also downloaded the voice synthesis data installer which probably helps with voice recognition.
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    I love voice search and use it all the time. Works great on my Droid. I even made a YouTube video because I love it so much:

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    Simple solution for call and text, it searches gmail contacts, so each contact needs a google profile link.
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