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
This app always causes my Pixel phone volume button to not work. When updated my phone is stuck on either full volume or vibrate and there is nothing I can to to adjust (up or down). When I uninstall the update, the volume button works just fine. Major bug that needs to be fixed!
I am not blind, but I was curious and I tried the app using the phone with the eyes closed. Although I can't give a consistent opinion about the functionality, because I didn't use it for a long time, I can suggest that you add a feature that recognises languages so the robot can read the text properly. I am constantly reading and writing in Portuguese and English and I found that this might be difficult for blind people to do if this app doesn't have this feature.
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!
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