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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by archercc, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Google's One-Button Voice Actions For Android 2.2

    You have to search for it in the market but it upgrades your voice search to one that recognizes actions within the statement. Its freaking awesome! You can use now just use the maginfying glass to do everything. Send texts, initiate navigation, play music, set alarms and call. And it works!

    Duckster, ocnbrze, Jackyon and 3 others like this.
  2. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    This will be awesome. Note: Don't bother looking on appbrain for this as it's not on there yet, but similar ones that are NOT from Google, so use at your own risk.
  3. 84guy

    84guy Well-Known Member

    i love it
  4. AlwayzRight

    AlwayzRight Member

    2 words.....simply amazing.
  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    That's awesome. Just downloaded. What they need to do is make this work with Bluetooth, just like they added voice dialing via bluetooth with 2.2 update.
  6. dgaf98

    dgaf98 Member

    wont install on fresh :(
  7. slbailey1

    slbailey1 Android Enthusiast

    Can you do the same thing using your bluetooth headset WITHOUT touching your phone?
  8. VIO

    VIO Android Enthusiast

    Thoughts on how to get it to recognize anything other then LastFM for the "Listen to" command?
  9. iporty

    iporty Lurker

    Set alarm is not working for me. The new voice search app says that I need to download a new desk clock app, but when I follow the link the marketplace says the app is not found.

    Anyone run into similar problems.
  10. Leafgreen

    Leafgreen Newbie

    The app is called "voice search" not voice actions or one button voice actions in the market .
  11. Cobravision

    Cobravision Android Expert

    I would test it out for you, but I can't get it to recognize any of my contacts. As a matter of fact, when I asked it to dial one of my contacts for the 20th time, instead of dialing my contact, it did a Google search on the name and dialed some random person with the same name without even prompting me. So it understood me fine but did the most wholly illogical thing and reached outside of my contacts to dial a random person. All of this is moot since it dials automatically without any confirmation. If this program does not ask you for confirmation by voice, it is fail. It doesn't -- it is FAIL.

    Also, if you have poor reception, the search won't work since it's server based.

    WinMo voice command = win. Android voice search = FAIL.
  12. GiftedPlacebo

    GiftedPlacebo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I installed it and it does NOT like finding my contacts. I did get it to launch music in Pandora which was pretty cool.
  13. aznmode

    aznmode Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone have the APK. Wont download on Calkulin Evio 2.2 Rom. Maybe server is busy?
  14. Cobravision

    Cobravision Android Expert

    I had to download it three times before it kicked off. Then again, the reception at my desk isn't so great.

    I can't understand why the program googles phone numbers for me instead of looking at my contacts first. At least create a command so I can specify it to search my contacts only. I tried "call contact XXX", but it googled it as a phrase.

    And for God's sake Google, include voice confirmation! This is seriously WTF.
  15. aznmode

    aznmode Android Enthusiast

    Nevermind...it looks like the server was just busy. I was able to download it after several tries.
  16. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Bah, apparently its because HTC nuked the stock Android clock in lieu of their own and it doesnt recognize it. I cant wait until there is a clean 2.2 ROM out there for an Evo so I can make this phone better. All HTC needs to be doing anymore is making those widgets, ditch the skin.

    I also dont know if there is a way to pick and choose what it uses to initiate actions (like which music player).
  17. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    WinMo's voice search is pretty kick ass. Its more like having a little...umm...android in your pocket to take commands from you. It gives you the opportunity to confirm certain requests when it makes sense.

    ...and the small things are so useful over bluetooth:
    What time is it
    Upcoming appointments
    Open [application name]

    Google has a bit of work to do to get close to WinMo's voice operation.

    ...but android voice search has more potential of awesome. In winmo, you'd likely have to upgrade to a new OS to get this kind of feature upgrade. Android seems to follow with the concept of modularity like linux - so I can see Google releasing an update to tweak some things without having to rebuild the entire OS.

    I'd like to see them add:
    Confirmation before dialing (yes or no)
    Enable/Disable [bluetooth, wifi, 3g, 4g, volume, etc]
    Open [application name]
    Time/date/calendar info
    Schedule appointments
  18. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes the voice search was actually pretty good when I had WinMo but the best thing about google's voice search is you dont have to be on WinMo to use it.
  19. Dasher79

    Dasher79 Lurker

    So apparently the 2.2 ROM I installed a few months ago has Voice Search version 1.6 built into it so I can't install the latest version from the Market. Anyone have any thoughts on how to remove it?
  20. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    Oh well, at least Google's mobile OS isn't a fail unlike MS.
  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User


    I think that's the ONLY thing I miss about WinMo.
  22. gallandof

    gallandof Android Expert

    im having some issues installing this over my stock voice search on kangerade 5.0.9. does this only work on stock roms?
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Really? I just was able to install it and I have the Froyo 2.2 update.
  24. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert

  25. Cobravision

    Cobravision Android Expert

    I just want to make it clear -- voice command is the only thing WinMo did better than Android. I'm only a little bitchy about it because I thought the update would fix some things but it's still basically broken.

    But I would never, ever go back to Windows for mobile. This is a minor inconvenience really, I'm just venting.

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