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New to Android - Can't get Hotword Detection to work.
Hi everyone -
I'm new to the world of Android! The Nexus 7 (2013) is my first real Android device, and so far I'm absolutely loving it. What an awesome display on this thing...
Anyway - everything is amazing, except I cannot get Hotword Detection to work. I've read all of the other forum posts and tried all the suggestions, but it still doesn't work. Am I missing something? If Hotword Detection is checked, that means I should be able to say "Google" or "Ok, Google" to activate the search. From anywhere, correct? Not just within Google Now?
If so - it doesn't work. Yes - my language is set to English (US). Yes, I've cleared the Google Search cache and "reinstalled" Google Now. Yes, I've restarted the device. Yes, I've unchecked the Hotword Detection box and then rechecked it. Yes, I've changed my language to another language and then back to English (US). Yes, I've updated the English (US) voice recognition pack. Still, I cannot get it to work. One thing I thought of on the way to work this morning - is it possible to actually uninstall the Google Search app? Like I said, I cleared the cache and then opened Google Now and went through the "installation" process of Google Now (agreeing to terms, etc.), but I didn't actually uninstall the Search app. Is this possible? Would it help?
I'm looking for any other advice (other than a hard reset - which I might do, if necessary). I've tried every bit of advice on the forums, but I still haven't had luck. Am I using Google Now wrong? Should I only be able to say "Ok, Google" within Google Now and not from anywhere on the device?
Thanks, all! Looking forward to being a part of the Android/Google world!