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    Android frustations

    While stuck in bed 24\7 I am also stuck with my 8" Android tablet. Entering text with a stylus is not fun . I was very disappointed to find that there is no voice recognition app for Android. Ironically, Alexa is on here but does not function as a speech to text app. She does a great job spelling out the words when I talk to her. That really sucks. Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
    While stuck in bed 24\7 I am also stuck with my 8" Android tablet. Entering text with a stylus is not fun . I was very disappointed to find that there is no voice recognition app for Android. Ironically, Alexa is on here but does not function as a speech to text app. She does a great job spelling out the words when I talk to her. That really sucks. Any thoughts?
    You deserve to use that tablet to order one that will serve your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    You deserve to use that tablet to order one that will serve your needs.
    Totally agree. I noticed yesterday that Amazon has some sales going on for iPads, etc. Perhaps due to students going back to school this month. Tried to interest my sister in a new $250 iPad instead of her 8 year old computer, but 'no go' on something new. (That was about the price without cellular which she doesn't need). She'll keep complaining about how slow her "familiar" computer is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
    While stuck in bed 24\7 I am also stuck with my 8" Android tablet. Entering text with a stylus is not fun . I was very disappointed to find that there is no voice recognition app for Android. Ironically, Alexa is on here but does not function as a speech to text app. She does a great job spelling out the words when I talk to her. That really sucks. Any thoughts?
    I've been using Google Voice access for years to use my tablet bedside at night. A bit glitchy at times and small learning curve but awesome nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55+yrs. View Post
    While stuck in bed 24\7 I am also stuck with my 8" Android tablet. Entering text with a stylus is not fun . I was very disappointed to find that there is no voice recognition app for Android. Ironically, Alexa is on here but does not function as a speech to text app. She does a great job spelling out the words when I talk to her. That really sucks. Any thoughts?
    So sorry your having those issues but sounds like the table your using is grown outdated.

    I would look at trying an older version iPad. Though I am not a Apple fan its hard to beat there features and functions.

    Apple has a new launch Monday so older models lower in price.

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    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-a...ictation-apps/

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    Android has several voice to text apps. the Gboard keyboard has a microphone on it. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...latin&hl=en_US) Google assistant will send texts for you and set appointments in the calendar. New Google Transcribe app will translate a voice almost instantly and in listens for 2 selected languages, plus then it can translate them into your language. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cribe&hl=en_US) More and more Google assistant will open the apps by voice also but there's always a place or two where you have to tap the screen. Google also has an Accessibility group where you work with developers and view conversations of others that might share share a specific issue with you https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/accessible. We also use google minis around the house for voice recognition. Heres an good article on using Google Docs (free) and voice. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google...-productivity/

    If you have an older tablet, some of these may not be available , but a comparable size android tablet will cost less than a Apple one. I have a Lenovo one that has served me very well without lots of trash and also alows for using the Sd slot for expanded storage ( some vendors don't allow this for app storage.)
    Last edited by MrMarkin281; 09-17-2019 at 09:48 AM.

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