Voice Search Missing From HTC Desire
Voice Search is one of the best features of Google's Android operating systems, yet it seems to be missing from some but not all of the HTC Desire handsets sold in the UK. And the Search By Voice app by Google Inc. is missing from the Android Market when you search for it on the HTC Desire. How odd. Why's is missing?
I've no idea, but here's the app you need to install Voice Search on the HTC Desire.
First, make sure Unknown Sources is ticked in the Applications menu on your Desire. Then, visit this page on the web browser on your phone and click at the bottom. Once it's downloaded, click it from the download list on your phone and you will be prompted to install it.
This will then enable the microphone icon in the Google Search desktop widget, and the Voice Search feature when you hold down the Search key. Other useful features include the Voice Search feature in the Nav Launcher app which launches the newly enabled (in the UK at least) Google Navigation.