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    Default Google Now - How To Use Voice Command?

    When I activate Now and ask a question, I can only do so once with my voice.

    I could have sworn I saw a video review where the person just kept saying, "Google" to activate the search feature without touching the microphone icon.

    After it answers question #1, I say, "Google" and get no response.

    I always have to physically use the microphone button to make it go to a follow-up query.

    Any thoughts? Settings? Dumb mistake I am making?

    Thanks in advance for any help!!
    Last edited by dougf4; 07-22-2012 at 12:20 PM.
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    That is what I am seeing too - I reported it to Google.

    I wonder what happens if you want to use the voice function to look up "Google"?
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    In Google now do menu settings>voice and see if "hotword detection" is checked

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccoleman10 View Post
    In Google now do menu settings>voice and see if "hotword detection" is checked

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    Thanks for the reply - My "Hotword Detection" is set to on already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougf4 View Post
    Thanks for the reply - My "Hotword Detection" is set to on already.
    No idea then that's my limit of knowledge on the subject lol
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    Mine doesn't seem to have that option?

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    Its like this on every JB device I have used. It only seems to work from the Google Now homescreen which kind of makes it useless.
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    Go into apps. Click on the Google app the blue box with the g. This brings up Google. Bottom right click on the settings tab and click voice and then turn on hit word. Close it out and open the Google app again. Then say Google. Works fine for me.

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    FYI it will not launch from this screen.


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    Why don't I have the 'hot word detection' option on my device?
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    I guess that option gets enabled only for English(US), mine was previously on UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by parth.s View Post
    I guess that option gets enabled only for English(US), mine was previously on UK
    That could be it. Some countries are missing things that the us has.

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    Finally, an actual USEFUl post! Thanks so much!
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    With mine, when I go to Google Now and say "google" it brings up the screen indicating it's listening to me. Once it brings my results though, I cannot say "google" to bring up that screen again. I have to hit back to get to the main Google Now page and THEN it will listen to my voice commands.

    I'm okay with this as it could possibly prevent an accidental search while I'm verbally talking to someone while looking through my results. I would get frustrated if it tried to start a new search before I was ready.
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    Default Re: Google Now - How To Use Voice Command?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougf4 View Post
    When I activate Now and ask a question, I can only do so once with my voice.

    I could have sworn I saw a video review where the person just kept saying, "Google" to activate the search feature without touching the microphone icon.

    After it answers question #1, I say, "Google" and get no response.

    I always have to physically use the microphone button to make it go to a follow-up query.

    Any thoughts? Settings? Dumb mistake I am making?


    Thanks in advance for any help!!
    Its just how it is.. u can only do it from the Google now home screen
    Last edited by Irvgotti; 07-23-2012 at 03:08 PM. Reason: needed 2
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    Another thing is, how come there is no help section for voice commands?? I have it on my phone, it shows me all the commands I can use, to do list, navigate, play music etc..

    I'm really not liking the voice feature for the tablet, IMO its not even near up to par with my 4 year old cell phone...

    I know how to use it to search for information, thats pretty straight forward. And I can use it to play songs. But what about other things... I thought they "Revolutionized" the search feature with JellyBean?

    Under the google now settings, I see under "Tablet Search" it lists the apps you can use the search function with among the ones on my device are. Music, Movies, Books, People, Chrome, etc.. Yet when I try to say, launch "The time machine" or "Read the time machine" or "Launch play books" it just brings me to chrome..

    Why isn't there a "how to", like on my phone?
    Last edited by John-Smith; 07-23-2012 at 08:00 PM.
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    possibly related to the unified search function that apple is going ape over? to avoid having the issue brought to the n7 they just made it web only *shrug*. i havent used Google Now much so i cant say with any authority. also there was murmur of the N7 violating somebody elses patents, nokia comes to mind for some reason. im too lazy to search for it.

    i heard the were some people that re-enabled the unified search function of their SG3's so it might not hurt to ask them for tips.
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    this weird functionality -- only being able to say "google" to put it into listening mode once... and then having to hit back and/or click the choices makes it kind of just a novelty...

    ...it would be way cooler if i could do one swipe... then when i get my results from my voice search I could pick a link to go to by saying the number of the link... and/or saying "google" would allow me to search agian...

    i often have my tablet's propped up on my desk as a kind of extra mini-monitor... it would be very useful and cool to be able to mostly just navigate with my voice!

    hopefully they will impelment this kind of stuff soon....
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    Default Re: Google Now - How To Use Voice Command?

    Can you use it to dial? I say "dial 123 456 7899" and it starts dial before I can get the 899 out?

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