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Google Maps Voice Activation - Help needed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by htcforme, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. htcforme

    htcforme Well-Known Member
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    Hi all

    I noticed a few mentioning that they have voice turn by turn navigation with Google maps. I don't have the voice with my Google maps. Do I have to download an app for that or activate something for that to work?
     

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  2. junkiepilot

    junkiepilot Well-Known Member
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    Is it even supported in Australia?
     
  3. brad-short

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    yes you need to download "Google Search by Voice" from the Market it adds searching your device by voice as well as Navigation.
     
  4. D00ddk

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    my phone had a popup directing me to the market link.
     
  5. htcforme

    htcforme Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, now I'm confused. My desire has voice search as I have used the function to search with. What I thought was available with Google maps was that with the turn by turn navigation there was a voiceover as well at each turn, which mine doesn't do. Does it do this or did I misread the threads?

    Cheers.
     
  6. Fishyweb

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    You need to download the Text To Speech app from the market. I think this is used by all apps that "speak" to you, including Goole Maps Navigation, ChompSMS etc.
     
  7. FelixofMars

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    Look in Settings>Text-to-Speech and follow the download link.
     
  8. htcforme

    htcforme Well-Known Member
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    yes you need to download "Google Search by Voice" from the Market it adds searching your device by voice as well as Navigation.


    My head is spinning. Google search by voice seems to have come with the phone as I can already use that function to search or text using voice. But no pop ups with links. So I'm assuming that I dont install the above???

    Look in Settings>Text-to-Speech and follow the download link.

    Tried this too. Has "Install voice data". But won't allow me to go into that menu/function. So does this mean its not available in Aus maybe, or have I somehow inadvertently already activated that?

    No idea. Any ideas anyone?

    Thanks again.
     
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