Mic input status; Groove IP w/Google Voice - VOIP Phone!
It looks like Hashcode will look into the possibility of allowing audio input simultaneously with audio output at the kernel level for 3.0 Kernel for Kindle Fire
I'm hoping that this will stir up some interest in using our kindles to make phone calls over Wifi.
There was a thread in the General section that talked about using earbuds with a mic as audio input to the KF. I downloaded "Voice Recorder" from Google Play Store and confirmed that my set of earbuds works great with the KF to record audio.
The pinout of the earbud's 3.5mm phono plug from tip to sleeve is left+, right+, ground (- or common), and mic+. Most earbuds with a mic designed for smartphones (iphone, HTC, etc.) have this pinout.
I successfully made a phone call with my KF connected to wifi, using Groove IP with my Google Voice account (free and easy to set up on the PC, both downloadable from the Play Store). Now when I say successful, I mean the call went through and I could hear the person on the other end, but they could not hear me. No big surprise, I think we could be close to having Groove IP recognize the audio input on the KF the same way the Voice Recorder app did. This is why I am reviving this topic with its own thread in hopes that some smart folks here might know how to proceed in making progress on this front.
I am running MoDaCo Gr8 ROM and I have Google Contacts (synced), Voice, and Groove IP. Groove IP looks great!! just like a phone interface with a contact list that is my synced Google contacts. SO CLOSE!!!
Any positive feedback on what could be done to make the audio input on the KF accessible by more than just the Voice Recorder app?
For earlier discoveries about mic input: FlashFire1
have posted some useful info to note.
If you feel like giving it a try for fun, test your mic input with the Voice Recorder
Then setup a Google Voice account
, and download the Google Voice app from the Play Store
, then install Groove IP
and connect it to your Google Voice account.
earbuds/mic that may work with the KF:
Apple generic and OEM earbuds
Misc earbuds with mic