08-08-2013 05:13 PM
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  1. Paisley's Avatar
    I'm actually super psyched about this. I think it's b/c i am one of those people if i can skip a step i want to do that. . And i love the idea of not having to grab my phone to check the weather, i usually think about checking the whether as i am looking at coats in the winter, or whatever outfit in the summer, so that is gonna be perfect. .

    But i read somewhere in all my reading reviews, etc, that there are some things that the Always Ready feature cannot access, i am 100% sure i read it cannot be used to send texts via GN, also want to say it also cannot make phone calls, so (and i'm new to Google Now, so forgive me) i'm assuming that means regular physical contact needs to be made to access that feature.

    Anyone know anything more about that? Why it is, ways around it. Gosh, there was some article that mentioned something, i just can't find it and i didn't understand what they were saying anyway so...

    Also, can i assume it means it can read me a reminder on my calendar?

    Man, this is gonna be so much fun for language. I'm always trying to learn spanish, so now when i'm eating breakfast or whatever, i can randomly ask it a spanish word for something. lol.

    Man, if they had included an IR blaster with the phone, that means we would have been able to change our channel via Always Ready, huh. Cuz that would seriously be the bomb. lol. If they had done that, they'da sold twice as many.
    08-04-2013 08:22 AM
  2. roadkizzle's Avatar
    I assume you are talking about the Touchless Controls where you can always talk to your phone to control it. As far as I have heard this can be used with any Google Now command.

    This WOULD allow you to send texts and place phone calls.

    I think that I have heard that there may be some restrictions on performing this ability if you have your phone security locked then you may have to unlock it before but I know it has been stated there are settings that may allow you to bypass it for the specific functions.

    It has also been stated to be able to check your calendar events.
    08-04-2013 05:58 PM
  3. Paisley's Avatar
    holy motorola. lol.

    okay. thanks. one last q. And i'm not familiar with android (yet, woot) or google now,...

    what do you think the chances are of finding a way to get this thing to read you your texts? i mean, you would have to get the software to open whatever notifications there were and have you choose one, and that's just to start.

    thoughts?

    i saw that cute little Nao robot tell this guy he had sms and then ask if he wanted for him to read it to him, and then he did, and i really want that to be part of my reality. lol. If i could avoid picking up the phone to receive texts i would be so happy.
    08-04-2013 10:01 PM
  4. gone down south's Avatar
    There are dozens of apps that read your SMS to you, its not really a major deal.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-04-2013 11:44 PM
  5. Paisley's Avatar
    There are dozens of apps that read your SMS to you, its not really a major deal.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    that i know, i'm wondering if i can get to it via always ready feature. Sorta like "hey google now, do i have any texts?" "yes" "read them to me". (Ah heck, the whole thing could be great "ok google Nao, do i have any notifications?", "yes, 2 voicemails and 3 texts". "Play voicemails" (the play vm is easy just "call voicemail"). I guess i should just find out how well AR/GN accesses and manipulates applications.

    although are you saying it get a text and without my touching anything my phone asks me do i want to hear it and i say yes and it will read it to me and having nothing to do with always ready? cuz that would be awesome as well. that makes sense, the notification prolly turns on the voice feature asking if you want it to read. That's exactly what the nao did. Although i'd still want to get the msg if it were on notification and i not had the phone on me at the time.
    08-04-2013 11:51 PM
  6. nokia4life's Avatar
    I can't wait to get this either

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4
    08-05-2013 03:27 AM
  7. Paisley's Avatar
    Someone had a cool use for the Always Ready, use it to find your phone. . I am forever having my phone in my bedroom or living room or purse or pocket, not sure how many layers of clothes it can hear through, lol, hopefully at least a pants pocket, but Okay google now, set alarm for 1 minute, that outta do the trick. ;D

    Although i'm sure lots of people will make cool little apps just for little stuff like that. Like a find my phone and it rings real loud.
    08-07-2013 05:11 PM
  8. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Someone had a cool use for the Always Ready, use it to find your phone.
    The new Droids have this, but I don't know if the X has it. You just say, "Okay Google Now. Call my Droid" and your phone will start to ring.
    08-07-2013 05:14 PM
  9. Paisley's Avatar
    The new Droids have this, but I don't know if the X has it. You just say, "Okay Google Now. Call my Droid" and your phone will start to ring.
    awesome. the future is here! .

    wait, are the new always ready droids out? (pardon my ignorance)
    08-07-2013 05:17 PM
  10. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx are out 8/20. Droid Mini is out 8/29.
    08-07-2013 05:24 PM
  11. Paisley's Avatar
    Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx are out 8/20. Droid Mini is out 8/29.
    i just couldn't be more irritated that i can't get that mini, but that aside, lol, how did you learn about the "call me" thing? i'd love to see what else they are doing.
    08-07-2013 05:25 PM
  12. ultravisitor's Avatar
    how did you learn about the "call me" thing?
    I've seen it demoed in hands-on videos.
    08-07-2013 05:29 PM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    The new Droids have this, but I don't know if the X has it. You just say, "Okay Google Now. Call my Droid" and your phone will start to ring.
    Android device manager can call them now too, but not as easy or cool as just saying it.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-07-2013 05:30 PM
  14. Paisley's Avatar
    I've seen it demoed in hands-on videos.
    fab. i'll check those out. thanks.
    08-07-2013 05:32 PM
  15. Paisley's Avatar
    Android device manager can call them now too, but not as easy or cool as just saying it.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    oh dude, please. lol. ;D
    08-07-2013 06:15 PM
  16. Paisley's Avatar
    this is gonna be really trippy, i wonder how it will change how many times we look at a clock. i'm so interested to see what happens, if anything at all. For waiting times of short duration, it's often easier to glance at a clock then get your phone, turn it on and set it, but now it could be almost as easy as it is to memorize the time and then set the end time in our heads. And even though it might still be a full10 words instead of a just glance, we glance at a clock several times for each 10-30 minute wait. I do anyway. And it annoys me, (but that could be because i get a little anxious). But i do short time watching pretty often!...

    paying attention to when you're laundry is done to go get it out of either cycle
    thinking, okay, my show starts at 9 (although i have dvr for that)
    cooking! leaving something on for 30 mins, gotta check the time it goes in and keep checking (of course you can do that with any phone, but it means of course, grabbing the phone, turning it on, etc etc)
    females: dying your hair, 10 minute wait, i prolly check the time 3 times.
    doing a skin peel (you leave an acid solution on for 5-7 minutes, and you have no idea how easy it is to forget, lol, ouch)

    Will it end up being truly convenient enough that we change how often we check a clock?
    If we use it so often and not check the clock during the time we're doing whatever we're doing in that time, will the feeling of how involved we are in that current task change?

    it's just timers, but since it then becomes as simple as uttering 10 words i can imagine it might be used quite a bit.
    or it could even end up being something not used that often at all. I'm so interested to see

    (and i won't even get into how many times i've had to go to my computer and call my phone, or even just looking around to find it)

    Dunno, could be nothing, but it could also totally become part of normal life.

    whaddya think? i mean, it seems so little but unless i'm mistaken, it really is a true first.
    (and i don't know about anyone else, but whenever i see people talk to their computers in movies about the future i just think it's so awesome. lol)
    08-07-2013 10:36 PM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Just buy the LG Android powered Washer and Dryer and have it send you a notification when a cycle is complete.
    08-07-2013 11:02 PM
  18. Paisley's Avatar
    Just buy the LG Android powered Washer and Dryer and have it send you a notification when a cycle is complete.
    . How many cores is the processor? Cuz dual is a deal breaker. lol.
    08-08-2013 10:59 AM
  19. Paisley's Avatar
    Wha?? Am I the only one who thinks this brings us right into the future and will change or daily lives? Lol. Either I am way off base or people arent seeing how evolutionary this is. Lol. I guess will find out in 30-60 days.

    This morning I had to find my phone, it was under one piece of bedding after i shut it off for my alarm then threw back the covers, I actually found myself pissed off that I couldnt just call out to it, lol. This is gonna be a long 30 days of living in the what is past.

    Okay, Ill be quite about it now and just be special snowflake.
    08-08-2013 12:24 PM
  20. Zorro1's Avatar
    I'm with you paisley...I'm actually using Google Now more on my Razr since I realize what I can already do that I just didn't realize.
    08-08-2013 12:45 PM
  21. Paisley's Avatar
    I'm with you paisley...I'm actually using Google Now more on my Razr since I realize what I can already do that I just didn't realize.
    Right? Imagine how cooking is going to be. Stuff all over your hands, just calling out how long something should in the oven. I mean wha???!

    My movie is starts @ 4pm, I buy my tix on fandango and while Im finishing my transaction I ask my phone to remind me. Now I can do whatever else in the interim without a care in the world b/c I know I wont miss the time and I wont have to check the time. wha??.

    Either these scenarios wont pan out and for some reason it *is* a pita to do and so we wont bother, or Samsung et al is going to have to catch up and stop living in the past. . Have as many cores as you want bitches, my a$$ is living in the future. If Im right, it may take non-ready phone owners experiencing it in someone's house to realize they have to have one, but as soon as they do, theyre going to be over everything else.

    I mean, itll have to be voice reminders to actually be the bomb, but well get there. "Paisley, your movie starts in one hour", ("great thanks" "you're welcome"). . That part will be just for fun, but at that point i'll have to name it.

    What stuff do you use it for the most?
    08-08-2013 01:08 PM
  22. roadkizzle's Avatar
    I know that I am most excited about the Active Display, but I do look forward to trying to find the best ways to put the voice controls to very good use. I'm actually thinking of buying a Bluetooth headset primarily because i can use it to keep my phone unlocked whenever it's around me yet secure when it's not.

    I currently really do not use Google Now because i just find it a PITA to open the app for whatever i need to do. I can normally do whatever just as fast. I do use it for navigation in the car though.

    I think it'll be nice if i can just talk to phone anytime to play a song or artist to hear over my Bluetooth. Or make a call without touching my phone. I think I'll be able to get used to actually setting reminders and menial calculations/definitions.

    In all i think it will actually make Google Now useful for me.
    08-08-2013 01:54 PM
  23. JungleLarry's Avatar
    There are still improvements to be made. Chiefly, Google Now needs to be updated to provide voice control of system settings, similar to the Siri update in iOS 7.

    The Moto X voice features are certainly a step in the right direction, and the ability to summon your device without laying a finger on it is ace, but for a fully touchless experience there is still work to be done. If you're going to boss your phone around, you shouldn't have to be conscious of whether or not it's capable of carrying out certain tasks on its own -- it should just do them, while simultaneously changing the way you relate to your device.

    That's where the line is drawn between software *gimmick* (I hate using that word, because I really do like these features) and true innovation.
    08-08-2013 02:04 PM
  24. Zorro1's Avatar
    I think I'm going to challenge myself to try not touching the phone while driving...with Google Now, roadkizzle makes a good point. YOu have to turn it on, do the security thing, make sure you're on Home, hit the search button, then hit the little mic button...before you can start. And I'm interested in figuring how to use this and have my phone secured as well. I don't want to pick one OR the other, that's dumb.
    08-08-2013 02:05 PM
  25. roadkizzle's Avatar
    I think you may need to invest in a bluetooth device then. Then with the trusted device options you may never need to worry about it again.
    08-08-2013 02:42 PM
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