One of the key features of Google Android is its voice recognition and text-to-speech engine which lets you talk to your phone and receive spoken replies. But if your phone’s voice has always sounded a bit… basic, the latest version of the Google Text-to-Speech app could improve things dramatically.

Instead of voice data files that are about 5MB, the new files can be nearly 300MB. It may be time to uninstall Ivona from my tablet.

https://www.androidpolice.com/2014/03/05/google-releases-huge-text-to-speech-tts-for-android-update-v3-0-with-high-quality-voices-new-languages-and-ui-changes-apk-download/

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3 replies on “Lilbits (3-05-2014): Google Android finds its voice”

  1. Forget the Miix, Lenovo should be working on a new 8″ ThinkPad tablet with a stowable Wacom stylus.

    1. I agree with you completely.

      They might not do that, though, unless several of their
      competitors do so. In the past, an active digitizer
      has been part of their higher end ThinkPad products.
      For example, there was a convertible ThinkPad
      Edge for around $600-$800, but it didn’t have an
      active digitizer (it used a capacitive stylus). The

      Edge is one of their lower end lines, although sometimes
      how they distribute features to segment models is confusing.

      1. Then they should make a ThinkPad X8 for their “high end” Wacom one. I’m definitely not getting the current 8. I’d rather get the ASUS Vivotab Note 8.

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