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  1. CXXV

    CXXV Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was trying to use the voice recognition with SWYPE and I could not get it working.

    Then some how I ended up turing in the mobile and suddenly it worked.

    Why in gods name does the voice recognition need the data on. This is absurd. No other phone i've had needed it. Incredibly poor design to do that.
     

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    Google has spent a lot of money and time setting up extremely powerful, server-based voice recognition services and has decided to use them to provide far more accurate voice recognition without needing a massive database and high CPU cycles to check through on the phone.

    You can try installing Vlingo and see if that is better for you. I can't recall if Vlingo is also server-based or if they do recognition client-side. As you report, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.
     
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    CXXV Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    As far back as 2003 I had a Samsung with voice recognition. It worked quite well. I also had a Moto RIZR that had it and worked quite well.

    In fact both of those phones had the ability too turn on VR as soon as you pressed the phone button. It was cool since one did not have to even look at the phone to select a caller.

    It's annoying to have to turn on the 3G and then talk. Seem like too much work.
     
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    Not to belabor a point, but Android was designed to be used with networking on 24x7, unlike the Razr or any other feature phone. I know that you may not like to use it that way, but the designers and, I believe, a large majority of its users want it to be this way, so it's easy to see why Google decided to offer the feature this way.
     
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    CXXV Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I agree with you 100%. However, until battery life is improved then we have to make adjustments. I sincerely hope that the next great advancement in cell phone is not the phones themselves but the batteries.

    It's the same argument for electroc cars. I'd love to drive one, however I drive about 100 miles a day.
     
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    I hope so as well. And I hope its not too far off. Phones are getting more powerful, and more reliant on the mobile networks, we are going to need better batteries. Unfortunately, battery technology has remained relatively unchanged for more than 5 years now, with maybe a few improvements here and there. We can't honestly live on Lithium Ion batteries forever.
     

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