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Android 2.2 Bluetooth Voice Dial Lacks Verification

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Blk02, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Blk02

    Blk02 Newbie
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    I updated my EVO 4G last night to Android 2.2. I started using the bluetooth voice dial feature this morning and I must say the new feature is still incomplete. There is no verification prompt after telling the phone who you want to call. You could say "Call Robin Cell" and it will dial Rob Cell without prompting you for verification. This means you have to scramble to grab the damn phone and hang up before it makes a connection with the wrong person. The lack of a hands free verification feature totally negates Android 2.2 bluetooth voice dial. Someone was asleep at the wheel with this one.

    Microsoft Voice Command still has my respect in this regard no doubt. All it needs to do is repeat the name it is about to dial by saying (Prompt: "Call Robin at Cell" Answer: "Yes" or "No"). Why would they not do their homework on something like this and atleast listen to how Microsoft Voice Command works? If they think there bluetooth voice dialing is flawless thats fine, but they still need to include the option for verification.
     



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  2. robjulo

    robjulo Newbie

    Totally agree. And it moves quick enough its tough to hang up in time. Not a great implementation.
     
  3. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I wonder if someone could write an app to fix that. It seems like a simple enough fix.
     
  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    In fairness, this is the same as the iOS implementation of it. The only time it will ask is if there are multiple possibilities for what you say into the dialer. Not saying it's right, just that there's a precedent for it and that lots of people use it every day without the confirmation.

    In RE: scrambling for the phone, is there not a hangup button on your ear piece? Or does 2.2 not support that?
     
  5. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I must admit I used to have long arguments with my WinMo phone.

    Me: Call Office
    Phn: Call John at cell?
    Me: No.
    Phn: Try again.
    Me: Call Office.
    Phn: Call Mom at home?
    Me: No.
    Phn: Try again.
    Me: Call Office
    Phn: No home number.
    Phn: Say a command.
    Me: Call Office
    Phn: Call Pizza?

    Eventually I'd end up initiating the call manually myself.
     
  6. robjulo

    robjulo Newbie

    Actually, it doesn't even do that. I have multiple entries for my wife and it calls her mobile when I say Call and give her name.
     
  7. BetNel

    BetNel Lurker

    It seems that the system voice is different depending on the status of the phone when the dialing starts. If it is 'locked' the voice seems to be clearer & less machine like than when using the bluetooth headset when the phone is unlocked. Or is it just me.....
     

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