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  1. extremejoe

    extremejoe Well-Known Member
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    Morning guys

    just got my desire yesterday and i'm wondering how to use google voice call

    cus there's nothing in the manual

    i held the search button and said "call home" but it brings up the browser

    can someone give me a step by step guide on how to use this feature

    this is my first smartphone so go easy


    (also a list of cool apps would be appreciated)

    joe
     

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  2. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Android Enthusiast
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    Hi Joe, welcome to the forums!

    D'ya know what I'd quite like to know too. Are you referring to google talk? I thought it worked a little like skype but I'm not sure, I've been using a branded ROM since I got the phone about 3 months ago and just a couple of days ago debranded and got GTalk working.

    Cool list of apps? Where to begin.... (in no particular order or categories)

    Chrome to phone (if you're on 2.2) is infinitely useful
    Movies, Shazam, Barcode Scanner.
    Alchemy, Doodle Jump, Bonsai Blast
    Epicurious (if you're into cooking that is) eBay, Layar
    National Rail, London Journey
    Record It, Astrid, Astro
    Catch that Bus

    The list goes on...
     
  3. extremejoe

    extremejoe Well-Known Member
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    cheers for that list man

    the google thing - i've been reading here a while and have noticed some users mentioning been able to hold the search button

    then say "call home/whoever" and the phone begins to ring that person

    any help? :thinking:
     
  4. RetroDude

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    Have you downloaded "voice search" from the market. It was recently updated to have the features you speak of.
     
  5. extremejoe

    extremejoe Well-Known Member
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    mate that worked perfectly

    thanks alot

    any decent/essential/pointless but fun apps i should install?
     
  6. d.knight99

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    Swift Reply Deluxe is probably one my most used apps. Allows you to send automatic replies via text message to people when they try and call you and you're not available. I've got a few set up like Gym, Driving, Lecture, Work, Studio etc and have written custom messages for each. So useful! It is a pricey app but there are a few versions and I think there's even a free basic version.

    Handcent is a really good SMS replacement but some people like ChompSMS, both are free so try em out and see which works for you.

    Launcher Pro is a great replacement for the stock Sense launcher. There's a recent thread that explains all about that.

    Background and Mabilo Wallpapers are also pretty cool for finding pics for your phone.

    Documents to Go - yeah it's not cheap but if you need it it's the best out there.

    Aldiko is a great book reader, although personally I can't stand reading anything lengthy on such a small screen. Give me a real book any day! But if you're into that it's really great.

    Sky+ (if you have sky) is soooo useful, lets you set your box at home to record shows from wherever you are. Pretty sweet if you realise you're about to miss the start of the latest episode of your favourite TV show!

    Errr can't think of anymore off the top of my head
     
  7. extremejoe

    extremejoe Well-Known Member
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    awesome thanks for compiling that list mate :D

    i just installed HTC_IME keyboard so i can do voice to text

    does it always need an internet connection to work?

    thanks
     
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