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Google releases Text-to-Speech into the Play Store

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Google releases Text-to-Speech into the Play Store
Google has a long history of decoupling apps from its version of Android. Sometimes, this is done to offer the pure Google option for users who have heavily skinned software on their devices; but, the majority of the time it is done simply as a way to allow Google to push out updates faster than if the app were connected to the Android system.

The newest app to get the decoupling treatment is Google's Text-to-Speech software, which is used in various ways throughout Android. Google Text-to-Speech is used in Google Books to read aloud, in Google Translate so you can hear the pronunciation of words, accessibility tools for blind users, and more. Of course, the app isn't just being released into Google Play just to release it, it has also been updated with Korean language support. 

The Google Text-to-Speech app is available now for devices running Android 4.0.3 or higher. 

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posted on 06 Nov 2013, 16:11

1. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

They should do this with all the apps. Its annoying to have both a Samsung app and Google app that do the same thing for example without the ability to delete either one.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 16:44

2. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)

I'm glad to see that more and more, they are seperating these apps. It makes for a better expereience all around which has really increased the ability to update devices.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 20:41

3. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Or you could just buy something elsehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG1b0yBJHLM

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 20:54

4. blazee (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

You posted the same video on another comment. Shut up no1 cares

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 03:12

5. techguyone (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Maybe it's the start of the process in preparation to lock everything down and stop rooting?

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 10:08

6. aahmed215 (Posts: 168; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

I tried downloading this, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 11:47

7. NickM (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

Thanks - I could install it without problems.
Tip for SMS To Speech:
h t t p s : / / play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sms.to.speec​h

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