I totally agree with you on the voices.  I have eloquence on my droid device 
and enjoy that a lot.  Much more open on the voice side than Apple.  It’s nice 
that individual manufacturers can create their own TTS engines for android  and 
you can simply install them.

> On Sep 17, 2016, at 9:38 AM, Erik Burggraaf <e...@erik-burggraaf.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello, I use Android on a regular basis. there are several Braille keyboards 
> for Android. the problem is that they require you to turn off explore by 
> touch. explore by touch is critical for navigating your phone using gestures. 
> so, I have never wanted to install one of these keyboards and try to make it 
> usable.
> 
> The default Google text to speech voices are pretty terrible. this might lead 
> you to believe that speech on Android is not quite as good as speech on iOS. 
> in fact, speech on Android is far superior to that on iOS. the number of 
> Manufacturers and the variety of voices you can actually purchase or download 
> for free is far and beyond that available on iOS.  Android also had 
> pronunciation dictionaries available starting with 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 
> which are only now being introduced in iOS 10.
> 
> Braille  is another matter. yes it's nice to be able to hook up the few 
> supported Braille displays; however, they are not leveraging the full power 
> of Android to make Braille the wonderful experience that it could be.   
> especially not compared with iOS.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Erik
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> On September 17, 2016 8:49:22 AM Kawal Gucukoglu <kgli...@icloud.com> wrote:
> 
>> Please could someone do a podcast on how to use Braille output on their I 
>> phone please?  I don’t know how to use it but heard all of Jonathan’s 
>> podcast today when he was unboxing his I phone 7 plus and he was so fast on 
>> Braille output.  I’d like to use it but the dots are not in the same place 
>> as I don’t know how to calibrate the dots and can you chord i.e. do all the 
>> six finger combinations as you do on a perkins?  Does Android have this 
>> method?  Just curious.  Never used Android as when I heard it a long time 
>> ago, didn’t like the voices.
>> 
>> Thanks.
>> 
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