Reply from HTC regarding voice to text


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  1. Haiz

    Haiz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sent them an email last week asking about voice to text and also g-sensors calibration being missing and this is the reply


    Dear *****,

    Thank you for your email. These options are not included in the Official HTC 2.1 Release for the Hero. The reasons for not including these are down to Google Android who develop the Applications and what devices and updates will include them. Thanks for contacting HTC. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

    To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our Contactus site using your email address and your ticket number ************.

    Sincerely,

    Philip

    HTC
     

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  2. cwrig

    cwrig Well-Known Member

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    The main feature I wanted from 2.1 was speech to text. Is this the final word? No speech to text function on Hero on ver 2.1?

    My upgrade went well; seems a smidge faster, buy would love to have speech to text.
     
  3. nomnompie

    nomnompie Well-Known Member

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    You can get the search by voice APK and install it. The Villain guys included it in their rom, as did 42turkeys and a couple other guys. I don't remember exactly where to get it though.

    The calibration though is rather foolish. Why would they leave that out.:confused:
     
  4. cwrig

    cwrig Well-Known Member

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    How can I get voice to text without a custom ROM?

    Im surprised there is not more outrage that there is no voice to text in 2.1 for hero. Its the one feature I was looking fwd to.
     
  5. mclemme

    mclemme Active Member

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    Found the APK in google in a matter of seconds, installed it on my Desire and on my Hero.

    Can now voice search in the search fields, including cool "shortcuts", like saying "navigate to mcdonalds" starts the navigation app. Also use it to do speech to text in handcent when writing friends who speak English.

    Your pronunciation has to be spot on though and there's a lot of words it doesn't recognize. I'm guessing it will improve when the product is more mature.

    Edit: I'm running the stock HTC firmware on both handsets, no need to root the phone or install a custom ROM to get speech to text working
     
  6. Haiz

    Haiz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Got to agree, it was for me too. I think I might investigate further
     
  7. nedamdam

    nedamdam Well-Known Member

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    Haiz you forgot to include in your quoted mail :D
    "CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE : The information in this e-mail is confidential and privileged; it is intended for use solely by the individual or entity named as the recipient hereof. Disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the contents of this e-mail by persons other than the intended recipient is strictly prohibited and may violate applicable laws."

    Btw write him again to explain this better you. What he said isn't yet a sufficing answer and I dont believe even entirely true. You have trouble with the G-sensor and the option for changing-calibrating should be there.

    You can tell him that you have trouble with the GOOGLE ANDROID added HTC Sense. OR GOOGLE ANDROID added HTC mail and few other services... that answer was more like an excuse
     

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