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    I've had a tablet now for about a week - my first experience of Android.

    I posted earlier explaining that I could not change the default TTS engine used and unfortunately I have still not found an answer to the problem.

    I have installed Ivona and also Svox and in the settings tried to change to one of these, but no luck.
    When I tap on an alternative, the selection remains at the default Pico.

    I cannot imagine why, but is it possible that the manufacturer may have disabled the ability to change, or am I missing some other possibility.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    What tablet et are you using?

    To try it for you I installed Ivona from Play Store on my Bionic phone under Jelly Bean.

    I then went to System settings | Accessibility | Text-to-speech output and there were two items in the Preferred Engine list. I selected Ivone.

    Is this what you did on your tablet?

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    That is exactly what I did on mine, but when I tap Ivona the tablet registers the tap (clicks), the description flashes, but the selection stays with Pico.

    I have searched for the last 3 days, and cannot find any reference anywhere to anyone having this problem so I really am stumped.:thinking::(
     
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    What tablet are you using ... that is ... something lie "Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1". Someone could move your question into the appropriate forum or you could visit ... http://androidforums.com/ ... and look it up in the Tablet table (the second table).

    ... Thom
     
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    Hi Thom.
    It's an AMPE A10 (the link is in my previous answer, but here it is again - LINK )

    It is also sold as a Sanei N10.

    It's a good spec and works well - its quite fast and responsive, and the battery lasts a goo 6 hours plus - so apart from this TTS issue I'm quite pleased with it for the money.
     
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    The only thing I can suggest is that you contact the manufacturer and ask them the question.

    Sorry.

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    Thanks for your efforts Thom.

    I have dropped the supplier an e-mail - but suppliers in China do take their time responding so I'll wait patiently and see what comes back.
     
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    I've tried Ivona and SVox on a KIRF Galaxy Note and a Lenovo P700i. They don't work. Ivona has something about "Missing resource" and Svox just refuses to run completely, on both phones. No problem on a real Samsung though. The fake Galaxy Note didn't come with any TTS at all, and the Lenovo came with Pico, but only for Mandarin.


    I don't think Shenzhen Ampe particularly cares or will be interested TBH.....that's how it is. I used to have an Ampe A76 tablet, and it was rather crap. Gave it away in the end, along with the phony Samsung.

    Chinese Android strikes again. :rolleyes:
     
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    I moved the tread to the area for unsupported phones.

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