For those who find Google’s synthetic speech-to-text voice somewhat robotic and grating… well, there’s really nothing that can be done about it. But if you prefer said voice to be higher or lower (or you just want it to sound really funny on those few occasions that you use it), the second release of the Android N developer preview offers it as an option.
Just for context, here’s what the screen above looks like on AOSP Marshmallow:
If you don’t have any hardware that’s compatible with the developer preview system, we’ve recorded a quick video of the feature:
The speech rate and pitch sliders should work for any selected language or dialect. Of course nothing is set in stone for the developer previews, but it would be surprising if this particular feature didn’t make it into the release version of Android N.