1. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    Is it determined by the hardware or the version of WP7 on the phone itself?

    I'm using an LG Optimus Quantum with Mango, and the accuracy of picking up my voice when sending texts is atrocious.

    Are other WP7 Phones better at this such as the Titan because I really like the idea of using Voice Recognition for most of my phone tasks.
    12-03-2011 07:22 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Voice recognition takes place on a server somewhere not on your device so the device should not make any difference other than maybe a minor speaker change.
    12-03-2011 07:53 PM
  3. TaliZorah's Avatar
    I use voice to text a lot when texting and I rarely have a problem with it. Maybe it's just your voice ;)
    12-03-2011 08:14 PM
  4. Reflexx's Avatar
    If you have an unusual accent, it could be a challenge. Or if your car has a lot of background noise, that could also be an issue.

    I've been impressed with TellMe. I've dictated a long drawn out paragraph to it and it was accurate.
    12-03-2011 09:20 PM
  5. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    That's the thing, I have no accent at all apart from my southern ontario drawl. I speak clearly and precisely but it still seems to be quite inaccurate often.

    I take it TellMe is the built in voice recognition for wp7?
    12-03-2011 09:44 PM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    It been pretty accurate for me. I'd say at least 98% of the time. Then again it's always short, quick answers to my wife or friends using voice SMS.
    12-03-2011 09:49 PM
  7. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    Could the quality of the mic in the phone make a diff?
    12-03-2011 09:53 PM
  8. Reflexx's Avatar
    I suppose mix quality could cause issues. If it picks up background noise too much that could interfere with recognition.

    I don't know anybody with an LG device. So it would be hard for me to know if there are problems with their devices.

    Also keep in mind that if you don't have a data connection, it won't work. TellMe sends your voice to the TellMe server.
    12-03-2011 11:10 PM
  9. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    Ok, well I definitely have a Data connection as it works great sometimes, but most other times with persistent attempts.
    12-04-2011 03:19 AM
  10. johnmcd348's Avatar
    I've only just recently trued even using it and it hasn't been that great for me either. I use the Arrive and have found mixed results with it. I haven't found any difference between using the phone itself or, a few times, I've been in my vehicle with hands free and when I hit the voice button on the phone, it runs through the mic on the vehicle's UConnect. I won't say I don't have an accent but I was born and raised in Florida where many of us don't have that Southern drawl or Northern flare. I've even done radio many years ago back when you really needed to have a decent speaking voice to work. I can't say that it's the speaker on the phone, or dialect/accents that the issue. Even tried holding the phone at different distances from my mouth when speaking into it and so far, I've been less than impressed. This isn't just for the SMS as I've had the same issues with other speech functions like the Bing search. Maybe it is more server related than software/hardware related. Perhaps someone can get into the Siri hack that was talked about a week or so ago and see if it works better on our phones than OEM direction. If it works better, that might show it's server software related.
    12-04-2011 06:12 AM
  11. webosisalive!'s Avatar
    The voice recognition is amazing on my focus flash.
    12-04-2011 10:11 PM