Replace Vlingo Back to Google Voice Search

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    Replace Vlingo Back to Google Voice Search

    Newbie: I've had a Samsung Galaxy S2 for 1 week | android 2.3.3 | Telstra (Australia).
    When I discovered the google Voice Search command it was love at first sight.
    Then somehow vlingo popped up, and silly me, I accepted the terms and conditions. And now I'm stuffed.
    vlingo is completely useless, because it takes at least 3 times longer than google and never get any thing I say right ('Catherine' becomes 'kitchen' and so on).
    Unfortunately I have been unable to remove vlingo and replace it by google.

    I've tried:
    - settings/manage apps/vlingo: all I can do is stop it - but whenever I press the microphone icon in the keyboard, it re-launches vlingo
    - settings/voice input and output/voice recognition: select google (this unselects vlingo)
    - drag and drop vlingo to the garbage bin
    - restart the phone

    vlingo is a persistent piece of crap that just does not want to go away.

    help please!

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    Have you tried uninstalling it via the market? Also, have you reset the default application launched by said microphone button?

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    Welcome to the site.

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    I have had the same issue as you. I have set everything default to google search yet it keeps pulling up vlingo instead on my mic. It also will not work for crap when the screen is locked. I haven't been able to bypass it at all because it came with the phone. It seems there is no way around it at the current point. I know if I get a ticket for using my phone without handsfree in Georgia someone is getting sewed. They will not give any kind of solution to this problem or tell me if it will be fixed in ICS. All they say is it was Tmobile's choice yet Samsung is the one with the contract for vlingo.

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    SOLUTION FOUND!!!!!!!!!

    1) Menu
    2) Settings
    3) Voice Input & output
    4) Voice recognizer
    5) Now you can select "Google" instead of "Vlingo"!

    The instructions above will bypass Vlingo and make make Google Voice Search your default. Note: Steps my be different depending on your phone, but you can use this as a guide to bypass Vlingo.

    You cannot remove Vlingo, but you can uninstall updates and in the playstore (using menu softkey) uncheck automatic updates.

    I am using a Motorola Atrix. You are welcome!

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