replied 1 month ago.
You won't believe the agro I've had.
For voice recognition to work, you really need very close proximity to the microphone, utilising the internal mic, doesn't give very good results.
My first attempt was on a 1st gen Nexus 7, after a lot of trial and error, I discovered that the 3.5mm socket can not be used a mic. I only found this out, because it was mentioned in a blog or chat room. Apparently, they fixed this in the 2nd gen.
I couldn't get a bluetooth headset working.
So i bought an Irulu 7" tablet.
I had already bought half a dozen mics with 3.5mm sockets, and various adapters. TRS, TRRS, CTIA, OTMP.
I had to conclude that the IRulu didn't have the right 3.5mm connections either, and again I couldn't get the bluetooth headset working correctly.
So I bought this Alcatel Pixi 3 phone, and I can get the external mics working, with an adapter. I can get sound through the bluetooth headset, but I'm not sure, if I've got the mic working.
When I got this phone, i got the external mic working, and noticed that the response was very slow, because I've got a load of bloatware, so I attempted to get rid of them, but every time I started it up, they reappeared. I've done a factory reset about 4 times. Because I've tried things, and then got confused.
I am not unintelligent, but I can't get a grip on mobile this app type technology.
30 odd years ago, I used to be a computer manager for a bank, but it was all different then.
I can program in a lot of languages, from C to COBOL. I've played with IBM, DEC and TANDEM systems. But I've never had anything to do with PCs, apart from using them.
I always had a technical department to call on, and so I suppose, it would havebeen more accurate to call me a computer applications manager.
It seems to me that you need in-depth knowledge to do anything on modern computers.
And there seems to be no standardisation.
You find instructions to do something, and then there is a subtle but important difference betwixt what you can see on the screen, and what you have been told to do.
I am scared at the thought of doing a remote connection because I have never done it. (Which is not quite true, I used to have to connect to the mainframe regularly, from home, using an IBM Compaq, but that was literally phoning a number and logging in, and then I had a virtual mainframe system.)
I presume, I have to connect the phone to a PC, and then connect the PC to your PC. Which doesn't sound very hard, but I have no great faith in my technical abilities. And the more layers there are the more opportunities there are for me to mis-interpret and press the wrong button.
However, if you think it necessary?
As a by the by, if anybody could manufacture a single purpose unit which allowed conversational subtitles, or an app, then there is a huge market for it. The more I am forced to find out about deafness, the more I have discovered that it is the forgotten disability.
Sorry, if I am a bit verbose.