From The Digital Reader:
I can’t tell you how many users take advantage of the TTS features on their Android or Fire tablets. I usually don’t, even though a lot of Android apps support TTS, and even though the Fire tablet supports Ivona as a core feature.
Now they’ve gotten an update. Last week Google quietly started rolling out an updated voice for its TTS service, and this week Amazon followed suit with a similar update for the Fire tablets.
Android Authority reported last Wednesday that Google had updated the US voice for its TTS engine which is “new, smoother and less disjointed”. It’s said to have “more natural intonation” and a more fluid delivery which is more life-like.
Link to the rest at The Digital Reader