07-20-2014 10:11 PM
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  1. deesugar's Avatar
    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.

    Always On For All:
    http://www.androidcentral.com/google...now-any-screen
    06-26-2014 04:25 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    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.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime.
    06-26-2014 04:33 PM
  3. deesugar's Avatar
    Are you sure the update doesn't work when the screen is off for all phones?
    06-26-2014 04:36 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    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)
    06-26-2014 04:36 PM
  5. deesugar's Avatar
    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.
    06-26-2014 04:41 PM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    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.

    Nexus through spacetime.
    06-26-2014 04:53 PM
  7. maxman1's Avatar
    Wondering what Android versions the updated app will run on? No update for us antiques still on JB or, not yet anyway.
    06-26-2014 06:50 PM
  8. shaytoon21's Avatar
    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

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-28-2014 10:41 AM
  9. Paisley's Avatar
    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

    Posted via Android Central App
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-28-2014 11:19 AM
  10. shaytoon21's Avatar
    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.
    06-28-2014 11:48 AM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    I wonder how this affects battery life.
    06-28-2014 12:20 PM
  12. Paisley's Avatar
    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?
    06-28-2014 12:33 PM
  13. shaytoon21's Avatar
    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
    06-28-2014 01:06 PM
  14. kd0h's Avatar
    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!

    Posted via Android Central App
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    06-28-2014 07:24 PM
  15. Eli_C's Avatar
    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.
    06-28-2014 09:58 PM
  16. Evilnut's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via a beautiful Ebony backed Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10 using the totally awesome Android Central App
    06-28-2014 10:28 PM
  17. thatguy97's Avatar
    It's the x8 system that's special

    Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5
    07-05-2014 09:29 PM
  18. Eli_C's Avatar
    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+
    07-06-2014 12:14 PM
  19. Evilnut's Avatar
    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!

    Posted via a beautiful Ebony backed Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10 using the totally awesome Android Central App
    PookiePrancer likes this.
    07-06-2014 04:10 PM
  20. Eli_C's Avatar
    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.
    07-06-2014 05:14 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    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.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime. Android Central Moderator.
    07-06-2014 05:31 PM
  22. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    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.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime. Android Central Moderator.
    If the rumors of the next Moto X having an s800 chip pan out, that may change in the next couple of months.
    07-07-2014 10:33 AM
  23. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    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.
    07-08-2014 08:35 AM
  24. tech_head's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via Android Central App
    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.
    07-08-2014 06:04 PM
  25. Sdot312's Avatar
    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

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-11-2014 06:56 AM
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