Thank you Google Talk Back This app was 100% of my Uncle's voice the last part of his life before passing away from ALS last year. He could type what he wanted to say and the app would read it out for him so he could talk to people and other things. Thanks Google for Talk Back as it was wonderful for my Uncle and hope it is for other people who have to use it
Loved it but now..... I have some serious issues with this app. When I use the continuous read, it starts at the beginning of the book over and over again. It will not start at the beginning of a page or the last read position or the beginning of a paragraph. This makes it useless. Just keeps poping up a progress box. Please fix this issue. Thank you.
Excellent tool for the disabled and the impaired. Whilst I personally have no need for this application, it's awesome to see that Google is making attempts to cater to the impaired and the disabled... This sort of functionality - whether you use it or not - is quite literally "core" functionality in modern technology, so it's great to see that Google has not forgotten this.
Marshmallow droids stay away--Google TalkBack hijacked my pad! even with continues tapping on my screen, i could not navigate the menu to turn the darn thing off! even after rebooting more than a handful of times. made some interesting playback sounds with her voice going off as i try to get to the next screen. the interface does not work. i do not recommend.
WHY do you all cram this app down our throats? First off, I would like to throat punch whoever thought this needed to be on everyone's phone. It really is annoying to those of us that would like to permanently uninstall it but yet it's not allowed. Take this app and shove it where the sun don't shine!
Broke the volume buttons This app for some unknown reason will make my volume buttons not work and I have to come uninstall the app and then re-update it to get them to work again. I don't understand why this app has anything to do with my volume buttons but it's the most annoying thing and I have no use for this app yet I can't uninstall it completely to make my life easier.
Features and changes in 5.1
Webpage load progress is announced (Chrome 52 and up)
Screen stays unlocked while reading text
TalkBack doesn't interrupt voice search or dictation
New keyboard shortcut opens custom actions
"Read from top" and "Read from next" work better
Scrolling list navigation is improved
TalkBack volume adjusts to phone volume during calls