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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Female voice for navigation changed

My S4 came with a nice, sultry, realistic sounding voice that was easy on the ears when driving. The voice has since changed to a more crude computer-sounding female voice like some primitive 80s voice synthesis technology. What happened? Was that due to a Google Maps update, a Samsung update, or did I mess up the settings somehow? Can I get back the original guidance voice that came with my S4?

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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try freezing the "samsung text to speech service" with titanium backup. this worked for me, now the regular google voice tts is back.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, they could use a country boy from the South
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My S4 came with a nice, sultry, realistic sounding voice that was easy on the ears when driving. The voice has since changed to a more crude computer-sounding female voice like some primitive 80s voice synthesis technology. What happened? Was that due to a Google Maps update, a Samsung update, or did I mess up the settings somehow? Can I get back the original guidance voice that came with my S4?
I had to download a new English TTS voice from the Samsung Apps App to get it back...
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So the voice went from sexy to bitch? Just our luck.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 12:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey at my age a sexy female voice is a lift
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