releases significant updates for ay Games, Text-to-Speech apps on Android

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 5 Mar 2014

For many people around the world, dnesday is merely Hump Day; a mid-week indicator that Friday is not too far off. But for Android users, dnesdays are usually Update Extravaganza Day; a day when Mountain View bestows little presents it calls “app updates” onto its devoted Android users.

This dnesday was no different. The search giant launched two giant updates to both its ay Games app Text-to-Speech. t’s do a quick run-through of what’s changed.

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updated its ay Games app from version 1.1 to a whopping version 1.5 with a flurry of new features that help encourage multiplayer gaming. Not only can you now join games quickly from within the app, you can also sift through invites from your friends check out the games they’re currently playing to join in.

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Other updates to the app include minor interface changes. For instance, the Settings button has been eliminated from the Action bar; it’s now tacked on to the rollover sidebar for easier access. The Action bar seems a bit pointless, however, since it only houses your Accounts information a quick access link to the Help page.



The movie Her is quickly becoming a reality. ’s Text-to-Speech version 3.0 adds support for high quality voices. The digital voices aren’t exactly like Scarlett hansson’s smooth sultry vocals talking back to you, but it does sound much more human-like less high-pitched when compared to Android’s previous digital voices. You can choose between male female, but be forewarned—the high quality voice data takes up a whopping 276MB 100MB for the female male voices, respectively.


Brazilian rtugeuses United States Spanish have also been added to the language packs, the update lets you easily toggle between different language packs. 

You can wait for the rollout to hit your device, or manually download the Text-to-Speech app.