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Jelly Bean voice recognition shortcoming

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ataltitude, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. ataltitude

    ataltitude Lurker
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    Just got an S3 Int'l, unlocked with Jelly Bean, and also have an S2 Int'l, unlocked with ICS. Very surprised to find a shortcoming on the S3 vs. S2 as follows. I have a contact 'Suzette'. I have a 'home' number and 'mobile' number in her contact info. On the S2 I can tap the microphone icon for Google voice and say either "Suzette cell" or "Suzette mobile" and it will either dial the number or give me a list of "did you mean" with her number, which I tap to initiate the call. Same contact on the S3, when I say either of those I get "contact not found". More annoyingly, it also displays the option to "find contact" which I would expect, when tapped, to take me to my contacts, but instead gives me web search results. This is a serious shortfall, unless I'm missing something.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Do you speak standard American English, or do you have an accent or dialect? TBH I've found most Android voice recognition to be not much good, namely because I'm British, with a rather strong Bristol dialect.
  3. ataltitude

    ataltitude Lurker
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    Just American English, here. And the problem isn't with getting the words right it does remarkably well. It's how android responds.
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    The S3 doesn't use the standard Google voice recognition does it? I think the S3 uses S-Voice (Samsung's version). The S2 uses the standard Google voice recognition, which I personally find to be very good. I have a Southern accent, but have always kept the "personalized recognition" option checked so it continuously gets better and better at recognizing my words.

    I believe your issue is Google vs Samsung software, not ICS vs JB. One of the many reasons I always run Android on my phones (not touchwiz, sense, motoblur, etc)
  5. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Very true, and i have heard good things about the Google Voice, know specifically on the Google Play store as "Voice Search", but some issues with the S-Voice, see if you can download Google Voice and see how that works for you.
    chrlswltrs likes this.
  6. ataltitude

    ataltitude Lurker
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    No, what I have described is using Google voice search, not s-voice.

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