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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Colmss, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    on my Atrix with Gingerbread I could hit a button and say a voice command like "Navigate to X" or "Call Y". I can't find that on my Nexus with Jelly Bean. Where did that function go?


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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Slide up to Google Now from the lockscreen (or slide up from the Home key) and speak from there. I believe you need to say "Google" before any voice search. Works just fine for me.
  3. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    But it only searches the web, doesn't it?
  4. AntimonyER


    Nexus has lost this feature due to a loss in court over an Apple patent.
  5. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Works fine for me. Open up Now, say "Google" give it a sec and then say whatever you want. Am I missing something?
  6. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    No "update" has been pushed because of the Apple patent. I believe Google was ready to push an update, if they needed to, but have delayed it because the sales ban was stayed while Samsung appeals.
  7. akidd1216

    akidd1216 Newbie

    Or just hit the mic on the top right of the homescreen.
  8. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    For me, this and google Now just start a search for "Call John" but the phone does not call John...Johnsearsear
  9. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    ... so... is there or is there no voice dial in JB?
  10. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    I don't know why it isn't working for you. If I say only "Call [insert first name]", it brings up the people (or person) with that first name in my contacts and their phone numbers, with an icon to press on the side to call.

    If I say "Call [insert first name] mobile" (or home, or business) it brings up the person and their number, with a timer counting down (about 5 seconds) before calling, so I can cancel if it misunderstood. When the counter completes, it calls the person.
  11. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    Annoying :(

    Could it be that it is a problem that my phone is German?
  12. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    Or could it be that I misconfigured something?
  13. Schex13

    Schex13 Well-Known Member

    Did you look in the settings at the bottom right of the Google Now screen, click on Voice and make sure English was selected and download offline speech recognition? Maybe that's an issue.
  14. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    Finally, it works in English at least. I doubt that it recognizes GErman names though... Thank you!
  15. heat57

    heat57 Android Enthusiast

    Should do if you downloaded the German offline speech recognition data in Google Now and then set German as your default language.
  16. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    No, unfortunately not. But as I found out, google Now isn't available in German yet :-(
  17. kyrsteeZ

    kyrsteeZ Newbie

    have you tried voice dialer?
  18. Zeinzu

    Zeinzu Well-Known Member

    Voice commands and voice dialing work fine for me with Google Now. "Call *name*" immediately calls the contact. It doesn't bring up anything that needs to be selected. Try specifying what number to call. "Call *name* at home/work/mobile/etc".
  19. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    is voice dialer an app?
  20. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Did you look on Google Play to see if it is?
  21. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    I remember I had something like it on GB but I can't find it on Play Store now...
  22. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Swipe up on the home button. When Google Now opens, tap on the menu and go to settings. Tap on Phone Search. Do you have every box in there ticked?


    What happens when you open Google Now and say "Google"?
  23. onewayout

    onewayout Lurker


    Not sure if I'm in the right place......When I do a voice command for s planner is there a way to have it automatically add an alert or notification with it?

    Cheers, jeff

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