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    Default Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    One of the main reasons why I went with the Moto X was the "Always on listening". I gotta admit now that Moto capabilities are coming to all other phones , the X2 isn't a compelling phone as it once was.

    If the X2 comes out with some new features (unavailable to other phones) that are just as exciting and useful as "Always on listening" I may give it a second look but for now it looks like it will be just like any phone out there.

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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    There's still a bit of a step between what Google just rolled out and motos ability to listen when your phone is off and away from you, but that gap did just get closed a little.

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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    Are you sure the update doesn't work when the screen is off for all phones?
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    Seems like Google has borrowed a lot from Motorola.

    Always listening (Google Search update)
    Trusted Bluetooth in L
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    I'm cool with Google rolling out great Moto features to everyone else as long as when I buy the next Moto it comes with some great new feature that isn't released to all for at least a year or till the next Moto comes to market.
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    Quote Originally Posted by deesugar View Post
    Are you sure the update doesn't work when the screen is off for all phones?
    I'm sure that the update to Google search doesn't work that way.

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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    Wondering what Android versions the updated app will run on? No update for us antiques still on JB or, not yet anyway.
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    It doesn't bother me at all that great features should be shared within android. Just like the way I've been begging for Samsung's multi window

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    It doesn't bother me at all that great features should be shared within android. Just like the way I've been begging for Samsung's multi window

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    Doesn't seems like it's always on though. Unless I'm mistaken it's more like 'on when phone is open/awake'. Lol.

    And 2nd the want for the multi window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    Doesn't seems like it's always on though. Unless I'm mistaken it's more like 'on when phone is open/awake'. Lol.

    And 2nd the want for the multi window.
    i mean ive never had issues with google now, it always turned on whenever i asked for it, without ever touching the phone, but thats only when it can hear me, not in a loud crowded stadium obviously, you know? but that multiwindow, man thats the killer right there, youtube while texting or whatever, thats the best, i hope L will implement that.
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    I wonder how this affects battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaytoon21 View Post
    i mean ive never had issues with google now, it always turned on whenever i asked for it, without ever touching the phone, but thats only when it can hear me, not in a loud crowded stadium obviously, you know? but that multiwindow, man thats the killer right there, youtube while texting or whatever, thats the best, i hope L will implement that.
    hmmm. i've never seen anyone be able to speak to their samsung with it off and have it wake up. Is that the part that's new?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    hmmm. i've never seen anyone be able to speak to their samsung with it off and have it wake up.
    samsung?? lol i thought we were talking about moto x. my bad
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    The X has a single core chip dedicated to always listening... Most phones do not. OK Google always listening kills my nexus 5, but doesn't on my X.

    It's a step in the right direction for other phones, but moto still does it better as it was designed to do so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd0h View Post
    The X has a single core chip dedicated to always listening... Most phones do not. OK Google always listening kills my nexus 5, but doesn't on my X.
    Actually, any phone with a SD 800, 801 or 805 has this ability built in, no separate chip required, though the OEMs haven't baked in the always listening low power feature in the software.
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Seems like Google has borrowed a lot from Motorola.

    Always listening (Google Search update)
    Trusted Bluetooth in L
    Message syncing between phone and Chrome (Motorola Connect)
    Android One (Moto G/Moto E)
    Google didn't borrow that, Google owns it. This is one of the main reasons they bought Motorola. Also, even though they are selling Motorola to Lenovo, Google still will own all of the patents. So we should fully expect everything that Motorola has done on their recent phone releases to be incorporated into Android.

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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    It's the x8 system that's special

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy97 View Post
    It's the x8 system that's special

    Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5
    X8 is marketing and nothing more. Same features are available in sd800+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli_C View Post
    X8 is marketing and nothing more. Same features are available in sd800+
    I beg to differ. The 2 low power cores are not ARM based. They are ultra low power chips that allow Motorola to do things with their phones that no other phones can currently do. And all of this is done with a relatively small battery compared to other phones. Do some research and you will find out how unique the X8 is. And this was just Motorola's first salvo. The X+1 should be amazing!

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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    The same low power features are available in sd800+.

    Qualcomm 800 floodgates open as Moto X loses its edge - SlashGear

    So x8 is marketing for an older generation of silicone to make it sound better.
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    The x8 is the same hardware as the s600 sans two cores with the two coprocessors added. The s800+ does indeed have the capabilities possible but so far none has made the same use of them.

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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Spock View Post
    The x8 is the same hardware as the s600 sans two cores with the two coprocessors added. The s800+ does indeed have the capabilities possible but so far none has made the same use of them.

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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    I wonder how this affects battery life.
    I tried it on the M8, and my battery life tanked a bit. Enough for me to say no thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paisley99 View Post
    Doesn't seems like it's always on though. Unless I'm mistaken it's more like 'on when phone is open/awake'. Lol.

    And 2nd the want for the multi window.

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    As long as phone is not locked, it listens.
    If the phone is locked the display must be on and you can bypass the lockscreen if it recognizes your voice.
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    Default Re: Always On Listening Available on All Phones Now. X2 Not So Special Now.

    I have the always on feature turned on my HTC M8. I was playing a video about a new Motorola device where the guy said " a Google hangouts..." And it triggered my voice search! Everytime. Has this happened to anyone else. Here's the vid if anyone wants to try.

    Youtube.com/watch?v=NAwGDd9jhAQ

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