[BCAB] thoughts on android

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Fri Jun 14 10:21:34 BST 2019

Hi John,

Actually Braille isn't as bad as people say on Android, but there are
issues.  It won't auto scroll in for example, Kindle, where iOS will.  But
for regular use, it's pretty good.

As for voice dictation, the voice dictation button is above the letter P if
I remember rightly.  Double tap where it says Voice Input, speak your text,
then when you're finished, double tap anywhere on the screen.

Let us know what's difficult about dictation and I'll try to help, since
Google dictation is streets ahead of Siri.

All the best


-----Original Message-----
From: john gallagher <john at pianotuner.plus.com> 
Sent: 14 June 2019 10:00
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: [BCAB] thoughts on android

hi list
phil thanks for the post

i can type fine on this new phone it seems better than ios well my i-phone
eight. it's just that i cannot get the dictation to work on the android

thanks steve for the scanning advice envision is fine and knfb also i must
admit because the camera on the pixel is so good i now get great results. 

fantastic about the post from darran there's a great android resource for us
all there. 

now i took a look at google lennz but i did not spend much time with it just
wonder how best to use it. 

steve with google keep i must take a look on the polaris it is not very

i must say the chess bak beta slaughters me every time but again this phone
is so powerfull. 

i feel very proud of myself for getting this far with no sighted help

i will try today to connect my polaris to the new phone but i will be
disappointed with braille in android i know. 

thumbs up then 

again, for someone new to android you must go for something like this pixel
on android 9. but you will find it more difficult to cope with than your
i-phone at first. i will win with it though because then i have the best of
both worlds. 

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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