[BCAB] thoughts on android

lists.godfrey-mckay at virginmedia.com lists.godfrey-mckay at virginmedia.com
Fri Jun 14 10:37:59 BST 2019


Steve, I don't use Android, but, purely out of interest, I should be
interested to know how its dictation is better than iOS?

Thanks,
Richard
Richard Godfrey-McKay
Telephone: 01738-445-880 
if you haven't called before you may be asked to identify yourself by the
Truecall call screening service
Mobile: 07791 452 593	

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt [mailto:steve at comproom.co.uk] 
Sent: 14 June 2019 10:22
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] thoughts on android

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

Steve

-----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
keyboard. 

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
good. 

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
around. 

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.
--
To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring,
please visit our website: https://www.bcab.org.uk/ Manage your subscription
by logging in with your BCAB account details at :
https://www.bcab.org.uk/user_mailman_register
Access the publicly searchable list archives at:
https://lists.bcab.org.uk/pipermail/bcab/
To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email:
moderator at bcab.org.uk.



--
To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring,
please visit our website: https://www.bcab.org.uk/ Manage your subscription
by logging in with your BCAB account details at :
https://www.bcab.org.uk/user_mailman_register
Access the publicly searchable list archives at:
https://lists.bcab.org.uk/pipermail/bcab/
To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email:
moderator at bcab.org.uk.




More information about the Bcab mailing list