Google releases Text-to-Speech into the Play Store

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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7 Comments

1. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

2. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

3. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

4. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

5. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

6. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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

7. NickM

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 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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