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Nexus Voice Recognition - UK accent problem?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lavellep, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. lavellep

    lavellep Well-Known Member
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    Just throwing this one out there but wondering how people in the UK are getting on with the text-to-speech function.

    I have an English accent and no matter what I do (change it from American to British in the menu, change it from slow to fast and everything in between), it just is terrible at figuring out what I am saying.

    It seems a lot better when I am doing a quick internet search as I figure it then tried to match what I've said to other internet searches on Google's servers so that works ok. But when it comes to dictating text in an email or a text message, forget it. It just can't figure out a word of what I'm saying which is annoying because this is the feature I would use mostly.

    In the menu options, there is an option to install a language setting but on my N1, that's just greyed out so I can't click on it..

    Wondered if any other Brits are having the same problems and what they're doing to get it working.

    (Incidentally, I did switch it back to American English, then spoke in a fake - and terrible quality - US accent and it was a lot more responsive but I feel like a bit of a buerk doing this!!)

  2. oniongirl

    oniongirl Android Enthusiast

    oh, well that's not good! i'm already somewhat irritated of reports that google voice and the turn-by-turn navigation arent available here in the UK.

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The Nexus One release date was January 2010. Features and Specs include a 1400mAh battery, 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, and Snapdragon S1 processor.

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