Support Question for Canada HTC magic's voice search function

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Manitoba, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Manitoba

    Manitoba New Member
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    I couldn't find the voice search function for the new Google maps app on the Canada HTC magic from Rogers. Please help.
     

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  2. happyally

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    Rogers/HTC pulled it from the Canadian version of the operating system... I haven't been able to find a reason why...
     
  3. hotweiss

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    Oh wow, that's disappointing. Maybe they pulled it because it will use more data?
     
  4. Donkey3000

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    Yes, its very disappointing, and annoying. That would be such a great feature that would save a lot of time typing in an address. Hopefully Rogers gets with the program, otherwise I'm taking my phone back in a rage.
     
  5. hotweiss

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    Just get a modded ROM. Hopefully any day now the Rogers ROM will be rooted.
     
  6. timbro

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    I talked to rogers tech support and they said for reasons unknow that functionality was not included.

    Now my question is why is this function not on the android market as a download? What is the deal with that?
     
  7. justjimjpc

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    because this "function as you call it" is not an App ... it is part of the OS ... and will need to included in a future update at such time as google has it prepared and Rogers is ready to push it out to its customers ...
     
  8. timbro

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    Will i be able to get this functionality if i Root my phone?

    Also what are the advantages/disadvantages of rooting the phone?
     
  9. justjimjpc

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    You would not receive OTA updates from T-Mobile if you root .. you would rely on the many private builds that are available and are most of the time ahead if features of the OTA services.

    I suggest you just do a search of the many threads of Root, rooting on this forum, also check the FAQs ...
     
  10. yklecki

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    Hi,

    I live in Sweden and also got my HTC Magic a week ago and some of the functionality I was expecting to have is missing. like voice command for map as well as for voice call. I also was reading that there is a zoom-wheel functionality. It is strange to me that the carriers that are selling the phone don't mention that. Can you imagine if you buy a car thinking that is full equiped and you paid for it to discover afterwards that the gps, back sensors are missing ( ops in Sweden we take them away...sorry,you didn't know?)? I don't think that is fair I wonder if it is legal. I am upset about that but I still love the phone, the SDK and plug in for Eclipse.

    Google Rules!
     
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