1. eugene12341434's Avatar
    Voice recognition using 'ok google' used to be far superior to Siri -- the ability to detect words not necessarily in the English language.
    Ie: Before (I check this a lot so I can use this as a comparator)
    "Ok google - when is the next ayumi hamasaki concert?"
    "Navigate to Blochairn fish market"

    1. Android lolipop:
    Registers: "when is the next ayumi hamasaki concert?"
    "Navigate to Blochairn fish market"

    2. Android marshmallow
    Registers: "when is the next time you me hamasaki concert?"
    "Navigate to Slovakia on fish market" or "Navigate to Buckingham fish market"

    This is frustrating especially with unusual names. It's as if google's vocabulary has narrowed drastically!

    Does anyone know what happened, and how to downgrade back to the old googlenow search?

    Thank you!
    Love this forum.
    Jonneh likes this.
    11-05-2015 07:13 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I just tried your examples on my Zenfone 2 and it got the Ayumi Hamasaki one right. It couldn't figure out the fish market one, but I might have been pronouncing it wrong.

    Have you tried the option to retrain Google Now with your voice? https://support.google.com/websearch.../6031948?hl=en
    eugene12341434 likes this.
    11-05-2015 05:51 PM
  3. eugene12341434's Avatar
    thanks! i'll give it a try.
    11-09-2015 03:14 AM
  4. Jonneh's Avatar
    Hey OP, what ended up happening on your end? My Nexus 5 is having a terrible time with Google now's always listening ever since marshmallow. It used to pick me up completely. Whether I asked about Ayu, Utada, or even Dazzle Vision or Head Phones President. Now it rarely gets it right, even after retraining my voice model.

    And "okay Google" from any screen never works anymore despite turning it off and back on again

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    11-13-2015 08:09 PM
  5. eugene12341434's Avatar
    I've found out you _can_ train it to recognize you saying 'OK Google' but you cannot train it to recognize your voice or become more accurate.

    Anyone know how to downgrade to the previous version?
    11-17-2015 01:26 PM

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