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It seems a fair few people are having issues configuring Google Now to give them the smooth female voice, images in the search content and the ability to send texts, set alarms etc.

Follow this tutorial and you should be sorted in no time.

The problem is that the phones native language should be set to US English, and the Google Now search needs to be configured to use google.com

Configuring Android Language
  • Go to Settings
  • Language & input
  • Language
  • English (United States)

Downloading Language Packs
  • Go to Settings
  • Language & input
  • Google voice typing (settings)
  • Download offline speech recognition
  • English (United States)

Configure Voice Search
  • Go to Settings
  • Language & input
  • Voice Search
  • Language
  • English (United States)

Configure Text-to-speech
  • Go to Settings
  • Language & input
  • Tech-to-speech output
  • Google Text-to-speech (settings)
  • Language
  • English (United States)

Configure Google Now
  • Go to Google Now
  • Settings
  • Privacy and accounts
  • Tick box for "Search on google.com"


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Note: If you are in a Google Apps domain (rather than gmail.com/etc.), you will need to enable this feature as an administrator:
Google Apps Control Panel -> Settings -> Mobile -> Org Settings.

Click the checkbox beside "Enable Google Now." for the "organization" which should have access to the service.

(thanks to Rob Boek for pointing this out).

Now you should be all good to go. Give it a try and let me know
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No "search on google.com" (even though it does it automatically for me) in privacy and accounts settings. Just Manage location settings, location and google search, show recent searches, and manage web history...
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No "search on google.com" (even though it does it automatically for me) in privacy and accounts settings. Just Manage location settings, location and google search, show recent searches, and manage web history...
Interesting.. Not sure on that one. Take it you're in the US
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I can't seem to download any language pack for the voice recognition. I see many languages listed but they keep failing to download. Is it because I'm not in the US?
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I can't seem to download any language pack for the voice recognition. I see many languages listed but they keep failing to download. Is it because I'm not in the US?
Im not in the US either but i've managed to get mine working and downloaded. Are you on Wifi?
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Thanks, this worked for me. I had my settings configured for Australia.
 
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Im not in the US either but i've managed to get mine working and downloaded. Are you on Wifi?
I tried both wifi and data. No go. Sometimes it tries to download but it will just disappear by itself. Nothing is installed.
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I can't seem to download any language pack for the voice recognition. I see many languages listed but they keep failing to download. Is it because I'm not in the US?
Language pack for UK downloaded fine for me, however it does seem to take an unusually long amount of time (~10 mins)
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Well seeing that there's a country besides each language, I figured that I can't download any because I'm not in any of them...
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Well seeing that there's a country besides each language, I figured that I can't download any because I'm not in any of them...
Thats very odd, i dont think thats the case as I just download Chinese succesfully
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