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    Hey guys,

    Has anyone else been using the Google now launcher? I just got it along with kit kat and I'd have to say it's made me love this phone that much more. Seems a ton faster than nova and wiz. How do you guys like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerJNelson32 View Post
    Hey guys,

    Has anyone else been using the Google now launcher? I just got it along with kit kat and I'd have to say it's made me love this phone that much more. Seems a ton faster than nova and wiz. How do you guys like it?

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    I liked it When I used my Nexus 5 but I am not going to root my phone to do use it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    I liked it When I used my Nexus 5 but I am not going to root my phone to do use it


    I'm pretty new to android so rooting was out of the picture. Just follow the video. Let me know how you like it on your note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    I liked it When I used my Nexus 5 but I am not going to root my phone to do use it
    You just got schooled! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerJNelson32 View Post


    I'm pretty new to android so rooting was out of the picture. Just follow the video. Let me know how you like it on your note.

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    I been using android since the Gs 2 skyrocket came out for AT&T and never cared about rooting my phones...I honestly never messed with Downloading APK's and ETC outside or Google play store and the only outside market i downloaded was Amazon app store... Nice to know theres that ... might get to doing it since i get the feeling it would pretty much make the s-pen useless


    Edit: I like Touchwiz and don't feel the urge to go back to google now launcher for now
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    Just tried it on my Gnote 3 and the apps looke weirdly big... might go back to Touchwiz.. Good to know this option exists though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Just tried it on my Gnote 3 and the apps looke weirdly big... might go back to Touchwiz.. Good to know this option exists though
    yeah the icons are rather large, but I don't really mind it. I'm loving the google now ability with okay google

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerJNelson32 View Post
    yeah the icons are rather large, but I don't really mind it. I'm loving the google now ability with okay google

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    After seeing what Microsoft did with Cortana they'd need something like that to make me care about a Google now launcher.

    It also needs to let you set defaults for app launches cause I don't want play music launching when I play a song. Google's media player apps are terrible.

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    I have no problem with Nova Prime's speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n8ter#AC View Post
    After seeing what Microsoft did with Cortana they'd need something like that to make me care about a Google now launcher.

    It also needs to let you set defaults for app launches cause I don't want play music launching when I play a song. Google's media player apps are terrible.

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    Google music app is amazing and for from terrible....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Google music app is amazing and for from terrible....

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    Not IMO especially compared to Samsung app.

    I use S Voice to launch music instead anyways. It has much better device integration than Google Now.

    I typically disable all the Google Play apps, personally. Hangouts is disabled on my device as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n8ter#AC View Post
    Not IMO especially compared to Samsung app.

    I use S Voice to launch music instead anyways. It has much better device integration than Google Now.

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    The Samsung music app is Meh and s-voice? Lol I still wonder why they still make it. Google now is miles ahead of s voice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    The Samsung music app is Meh and s-voice? Lol I still wonder why they still make it. Google now is miles ahead of s voice

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    S Voice does a lot that Google Now is incapable of. Google Now is useful for the predictive stuff. For Voice control a tuff it is firmly behind S voice, easily.

    The inability to configure most of Google Voice upfront makes it useless to me.

    It also doesn't interface with external services like Facebook or Twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n8ter#AC View Post
    S Voice does a lot that Google Now is incapable of. Google Now is useful for the predictive stuff. For Voice control a tuff it is firmly behind S voice, easily.

    The inability to configure most of Google Voice upfront makes it useless to me.

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    I love Samsung devices but s voice is a turd..... Tried asking for the weather and got I can't do it now or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    I love Samsung devices but s voice is a turd.....

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    In your opinion. She is slow, but she is more useful than Now to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n8ter#AC View Post
    In your opinion. She is slow, but she is more useful than Now to me.

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    Er look at any review..... Tried asking for the weather and got an error message or nothing at all

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    She has never failed me for the weather. The biggest knock against s voice is that she is slower than siri and now.

    She is more capable than they are though and that just so happens to benefit me more than they did.





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    I jump back and forth between Google Now and Nova. No issues with either one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n8ter#AC View Post
    She has never failed me for the weather. The biggest knock against s voice is that she is slower than siri and now.

    She is more capable than they are though and that just so happens to benefit me more than they did.

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    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/04/vu3eteje.jpg

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    Really? Everyone I've met with a note hates s voice. To be honest ie never really messed with it. I will definitely have to check it out

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    I use both Google now and s voice.

    I can ask s voice to play a specific song from my music library.

    When I ask google now to do so it pulls up a list of you tube videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sctbc2 View Post
    I use both Google now and s voice.

    I can ask s voice to play a specific song from my music library.

    When I ask google now to do so it pulls up a list of you tube videos.

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    ^^^^This.

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    S voice also works well with texting. I can use my BT headset and S voice to have a texting conversation without ever looking at my phone. Google Now misses in this area. This is a big deal while driving.

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    Ok, I have a question about S-voice...

    When I dock my Note 3 and it's connected via Bluetooth to my car, and I initiate a call by voice command through the Bluetooth connection via my in-dash radio, it always causes Google Now to pop-up, which is flaky at best. Sometimes it will get the name I'm asking for and other times, it will pull up a web page with names similar, even though I've set it to ONLY look through my contact list.

    I want, when I hit the voice command button on my in-dash radio, for the Note 3 to pull up S-Voice instead, so I can at least test that to see if it works better than Google Now, but I can't see where on the Note 3 I can change the default program associated with voice command. It's not even listed under the clear defaults option.
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    Only issue I have with nova is when you go to apps it doesn't stay in the order you downloaded them.. I liked that with touchwiz
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    I've tried it but took it off after a few days. My main issues were the inability to use the S-planner widget and I thought that the widgets were too big.

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