Voice to text?!

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  1. tripwire's_hero

    tripwire's_hero Well-Known Member
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    I thought this was supposed to be a huge feature in 2.1, am I missing the option to activate it? Was hoping to dictate texts and email, but I don't see the mic symbol on my input keyboard, and a cursory search of google nets results that point toward menu options that don't exist on my hero...
     

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  2. zx12richard

    zx12richard Well-Known Member
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    Download handcent sms. It does it.
     
  3. tripwire's_hero

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    I've heard, but I thought 2.1 was supposed to introduce voice-to-text in any place an input keyboard pops up...
     
  4. Hemlox

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    Better Keyboard has it as well.
     
  5. tripwire's_hero

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    again, thanks for the suggestions, but isn't this supposed to be a OS feature and NOT something I'd need to download a 3rd party app for? can someone tell me what options I'm missing to activate this?
     
  6. Wingzfan61

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    Its not in the OS. You have no choice but to download better keyboard or another keyboard app that has a mic button.
     
  7. tripwire's_hero

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    odd. I thought I saw this on droid and droid eris. isn't the hero the same phone as eris?
     
  8. Hemlox

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    It is not part of the OS. It was left out of the update. You CANNOT activate it.
     
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  9. tripwire's_hero

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    well that's a kick in the balls...
     
  10. lldsandsll

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    enjoy
     
  11. RKMJ

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    it is enabled in the OS. The problem is that the HTC keyboards that come with Sense UI don't have that feature enabled. If you were using the standard Android keyboard, it would have the feature. That's why downloading a different keyboard or using Handcent allows voice to text.
     
  12. Kelmar

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    ^ Is correct
     
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  13. tripwire's_hero

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    good to know! thanks!

    Anyone know of other keyboard apps that allow access to the voice-to-text feature? Hate to sound like a deadbeat, but I don't really want to pay for an add-on...
     
  14. Droidone

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    If your rooted, you an download the xda keyboard which is identical to the htc one but with way more options and includes the little mic for text to speech. It even has an option for how much of a vibration you feel when you type. Its awesome in my opinion. I also loaded the new gallery apk from the nexus one. Let me know if you need the apk files. Once again if your rooted.
     
  15. Kelmar

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    I'll second the XDA keyboard.
     
  16. golpher

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    Hey man,, do u have a link? I searched the xda forums and couldnt find it. TY

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  17. Kelmar

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  18. Droidone

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    I'm not near my laptop but will be in 30. I'll edit this post and add the apk's.

    Well since the apk for the keyboard is there already. here is the gallery 3d apk
     

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  19. tripwire's_hero

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    hmmm. not rooted. just didn't get into the idea of power-user customization of my phone. need to keep at least 1 device in my life low maintenance...

    any suggestions otherwise? anyone?
     
  20. Kelmar

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    You don't need to be rooted to install the XDA keyboard.
     
  21. tripwire's_hero

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    I'm assuming the hi-rez version is not supported on hero due to screen tech specs, correct?

    How do I install the file once I've got it? will dragging it onto the device via USB mode work? any particular folder it needs to go into?
     
  22. Qnz92Lude

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    Instruction are included in that link, I just did it and works well. You can do it all from your phone no computer needed.
     
  23. Thefoodman52

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    A warning to those wanting the xda one: its very laggy. More so than the stock keyboard.
     
  24. dominicanyor

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    ok how do i use voice text???
     
  25. sagedil

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    If you are using one of the many third party keyboards, there will be a key with a mic icon on the keyboard, just press it. I am using Better Keyboard and very satisfied, have spoken all my texts and anything else I need to enter for the past few days and very happy.

    Does not exist on the standard HTC keyboard.
     
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