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      01-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Voice control SMS txt update?

Hi everyone! I have a 2013 X3 build date was June 2012 and there is talk of updates to the nav and capability to text and email via voice control... Anyone know if this will be a simple software change? I do not care about updating to the idrive touch though.
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I find the voice command garbage in the x3...
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I find the voice command garbage in the x3...
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Works well for me.
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The question I asked was if I can UPGRADE to the voice commands that allow me to text on my cell phone SMS without typing! It's to my knowledge that I can't do this on my vehicle? There is an upgrade for the system coming this spring...is it for everyone or would I have to upgrade hardware too? Thanks
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The spring upgrade is hardware and software and there is a lot of uncertainty about when the touch screen will actually become available so I think it may be delayed.

I don't know for certain but I think it's very unlikely you'd get extended voice control by only updating the iDrive firmware. And even if you did, it would make such a bad job of translating SMS and email, you'd wish you hadn't bothered. Mine can't even understand "mum" in the phone book.
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