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Old July 16th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I am coming from an iphone 3gs... What a piece of rubbish...
I just ordered my galaxy... (dont know if im going to keep it yet, just want to test it, beween this and the desire...) Excited to play with android

Anyway a big thing i require as i hate texting on these phones even though it has swipe is voice/speech to text which the desire comes with as standard.

Does this have it too? or can you download it as an app?
When browsing i would prefer to say what i want than type it... also considering i am using my phone a lot when driving, it would make it a lot easier

Thanks a lot in advance
Also any updates on froyo coming to the UK for this phone?

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You can definitely download an app from the market. A great place I was turned on to is Appbrain.com. You can browse and choose your apps there and even install them once you load their app from the market! It's very slick!
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nice1!!! thanks for the help... Just new and learning and realising how much better android is...
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The Samsung Apps widget has something called "Vlingo" which does speech to text, you can do all sorts with it. Annoyingly it doesn't integrate with the Swype keyboard
You can have the vlingo keyboard which allows normally tap tap typing (horid) or has a button which you hit and do the voice commands "text bob message hello bob" etc...
Or you can have the Swype keyboard which allows super quick swipe typing which I love.

Sadly the vlingo button doesn't appear on the swype keyboard
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i have just been looking at the site tony mentioned... MY GOD THERE ARE LOADS OF APPS! and they look so much better than iphone apps...

I have already come across quite a speech to text... and ill play with them all and see which one suits me best...

Thanks for the heads up though as vlingo is a popular one. Its a shame that vlingo doesnt integrate with the swype board....
Does this mean if i want to text using swype i have to open up the swype messenger, and if i want to talk to text i have to open up vlingo?
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I think so. I've uninstalled now, but I think you would have to open vlingo, then hit a "speak" button. You could easily have vlingo on the home screen and off you go with just two taps. Not sure if there was another way to access the vlingo speech mode.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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any particular reason you un installed it? have you got a replacement app for speech?
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I was just playing around and thought it might be cool, but I just prefer to swype, so vlingo never really got used.
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Vlingo doesn't like my accent, so I am stuck with swipe.
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