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Google Dictionary goes away, breaks "Quick Lookup" feature on HTC EVO 3D and View 4G

Without much ado, it looks like Google Dictionary has drifted silently off into the night. However, in doing so, Google also inadvertently broke the "Quick Lookup" dictionary function that is built right into the HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G.

When navigating to Google Dictionary through Quick Lookup in the app drawer and attempting to find a word, you will be greeted with the above result. Likewise, using the dictionary function in the HTC Reader app also yields the same unhelpful error message.

Google Search, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Google Translate all still work seamlessly in Quick Lookup, but, for the time being, one-click access to dictionary definitions are no longer available. Let's hope HTC finds a new dictionary provider soon and fixes this in the next update, as I found this feature quite handy in the stock Reader app!

In the meantime, we'd like to know: what's your favorite dictionary app on the HTC EVO?

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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4 thoughts on “Google Dictionary goes away, breaks "Quick Lookup" feature on HTC EVO 3D and View 4G

  • Avatar of RimeOne

    Lame. That was one of my favorite features. Oh and I can’t decide between and Merriam Webster.

  • Avatar of margaret

    works fine for me – maybe you should just reboot?


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