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  1. Makai5's Avatar
    I bought the X the day it came out, on Friday and today I returned it an exchange for the HTC One, So here's my issue.
    "Ok Google Now" does not work as well as advertised, It is nothing like Siri which its trying to be.( you have to admit Siri works pretty well)

    The Moto X is $250 16gig on 2 yr contract, the HTC One is $199 for 32 gig
    the HTC has all around better specs, it has a bigger screen, and a better camera.
    if your looking for active notifications like Moto X has
    this app looks and mimics Moto X to the T- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enotifications
    If your looking for the camera shake like Moto X- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keCamera&hl=en
    philly likes this.
    08-28-2013 09:38 PM
  2. cdmta's Avatar
    No app will mimic it entirely. Not happening.
    Guess the phone isn't for you.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Ry likes this.
    08-28-2013 09:41 PM
  3. festinator's Avatar
    Just because the phone doesn't work for you doesn't mean its overrated. Many other people love the phone.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-28-2013 09:50 PM
  4. Paisley's Avatar
    I bought the X the day it came out, on Friday and today I returned it an exchange for the HTC One, So here's my issue.
    "Ok Google Now" does not work as well as advertised, It is nothing like Siri which its trying to be.( you have to admit Siri works pretty well)

    The Moto X is $250 16gig on 2 yr contract, the HTC One is $199 for 32 gig
    the HTC has all around better specs, it has a bigger screen, and a better camera.
    if your looking for active notifications like Moto X has
    this app looks and mimics Moto X to the T- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enotifications
    If your looking for the camera shake like Moto X- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keCamera&hl=en
    they overcharged you, it's 199 on contract. lol
    and google now has been around before the x btw
    still1, Ry, LegalAmerican and 6 others like this.
    08-28-2013 09:51 PM
  5. roadkizzle's Avatar
    I bought the X the day it came out, on Friday and today I returned it an exchange for the HTC One, So here's my issue.
    "Ok Google Now" does not work as well as advertised, It is nothing like Siri which its trying to be.( you have to admit Siri works pretty well)

    The Moto X is $250 16gig on 2 yr contract, the HTC One is $199 for 32 gig
    the HTC has all around better specs, it has a bigger screen, and a better camera.
    if your looking for active notifications like Moto X has
    this app looks and mimics Moto X to the T- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enotifications
    If your looking for the camera shake like Moto X- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keCamera&hl=en
    Paisley is right. They overcharged you 50 dollars, because the 16 GB version is most definitely $199.

    The faux-Active Display really does not have the functionality needed to accurately replace the real thing, in addition the Moto can do it and the always-listening microphone without impacting the battery life.
    wyattwd likes this.
    08-28-2013 10:21 PM
  6. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Paisley is right. They overcharged you 50 dollars, because the 16 GB version is most definitely $199.

    The faux-Active Display really does not have the functionality needed to accurately replace the real thing, in addition the Moto can do it and the always-listening microphone without impacting the battery life.
    You need to check this article before deciding.

    Recreating the Moto X with apps on a HTC One

    Not saying the HTC One is a bad choice for you, but it's not going to give you the Moto X experience (if that's what you are looking for).
    Premium1 likes this.
    08-28-2013 10:28 PM
  7. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    Google now improves overtime if you use it regularly with personalized setting ON, voice recognition is a science that is evolving, there is no voice recognition system in the world that works perfectly ..there is a high possibility one will feel underwhelmed when you use it on X initially as this is the first smartphone that puts a voice recognition system front and center and makes it touchless activation for the first time, X is the first phone that make the voice recognition system like siri/google now less gimmicky and actually usefull in some practical situations., without touchless what is the point of siri/google now except in some rare occasions...Also there is one big variable here when you are using siri you hold the phone in front of you to launch siri and give the command so the phone/mic is always perfectly position to get good audio signal, The challenge that X has is being touchless means you can be sitting anywhere and talking to it with the phone/mic not being exactly in front of you which makes it really challenging to get good audio signal, the fact that X still does a good job in most occasions speaks a lot about Moto's noise cancelling and signal improvement techniques.
    I had google now on my previous phones but never cared to use it until I got X, so moving back to any other phone would practically mean no voice control over my phone. So I will basically take something that provides me that option rather than completely living without it ..and google is going to keep improving/updating google now so it should get better ..

    I bought the X the day it came out, on Friday and today I returned it an exchange for the HTC One, So here's my issue.
    "Ok Google Now" does not work as well as advertised, It is nothing like Siri which its trying to be.( you have to admit Siri works pretty well)

    The Moto X is $250 16gig on 2 yr contract, the HTC One is $199 for 32 gig
    the HTC has all around better specs, it has a bigger screen, and a better camera.
    if your looking for active notifications like Moto X has
    this app looks and mimics Moto X to the T- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enotifications
    If your looking for the camera shake like Moto X- https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keCamera&hl=en
    08-28-2013 10:51 PM
  8. Makai5's Avatar
    Ok so the app is not the exact same thing but it does work.
    the good thing about android is there is CHOICE and if I don't like a phone there is another one out there that I can, choose from.
    I don't like the fact that Ok Google now turns on your phone and leaves it on so if it is in your pocket you have the potential to start pressing buttons without knowing it. I'm not a Android fan boy but I do like Android. It is not as good as Siri, that said Siri has had awhile to get better and I'm sure OK Google Now will get there to.
    08-28-2013 11:28 PM
  9. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    Just a headsup those apps are real big battery hogs, So if you are using them and not close to charger turn them off!

    Ok so the app is not the exact same thing but it does work.
    the good thing about android is there is CHOICE and if I don't like a phone there is another one out there that I can, choose from.
    I don't like the fact that Ok Google now turns on your phone and leaves it on so if it is in your pocket you have the potential to start pressing buttons without knowing it. I'm not a Android fan boy but I do like Android. It is not as good as Siri, that said Siri has had awhile to get better and I'm sure OK Google Now will get there to.
    08-28-2013 11:30 PM
  10. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    Ok so the app is not the exact same thing but it does work.
    the good thing about android is there is CHOICE and if I don't like a phone there is another one out there that I can, choose from.
    I don't like the fact that Ok Google now turns on your phone and leaves it on so if it is in your pocket you have the potential to start pressing buttons without knowing it. I'm not a Android fan boy but I do like Android. It is not as good as Siri, that said Siri has had awhile to get better and I'm sure OK Google Now will get there to.
    Personally I've never seen siri out perform Google now. Interesting it was that way for you. HTC one is a dope phone though. I got it for my mom's. Still get tickled by how good that camera is in low light. Just hate sense and being forced to use blinkfeed

    Posted via Android Central App
    Aquila and LegalAmerican like this.
    08-28-2013 11:34 PM
  11. JungleLarry's Avatar
    Ok so the app is not the exact same thing but it does work.
    the good thing about android is there is CHOICE and if I don't like a phone there is another one out there that I can, choose from.
    I don't like the fact that Ok Google now turns on your phone and leaves it on so if it is in your pocket you have the potential to start pressing buttons without knowing it. I'm not a Android fan boy but I do like Android. It is not as good as Siri, that said Siri has had awhile to get better and I'm sure OK Google Now will get there to.
    Just curious:

    How often do you say "Okay, Google Now" in conversation while your phone is in your pocket?
    08-28-2013 11:55 PM
  12. Makai5's Avatar
    If im using a bluetooth handset,or earbuds is when? Thats the point right? to not have to touch your phone?
    08-29-2013 12:08 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm also not aware of siri outperforming Google now. Maybe it's been updated, I'll ask my sister to test with me again. The one vs the x is tough because they're hitting different philosophies. Glad you found something to make you happy!

    Nexus. Through spacetime.
    LegalAmerican likes this.
    08-29-2013 04:31 AM
  14. pappy53's Avatar
    I'm also not aware of siri outperforming Google now. Maybe it's been updated, I'll ask my sister to test with me again. The one vs the x is tough because they're hitting different philosophies. Glad you found something to make you happy!

    Nexus. Through spacetime.
    I'm with you. IMHO, Siri doesn't stand a chance against Google Now.
    Stang68 and Aquila like this.
    08-29-2013 05:25 AM
  15. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    My wife has an iphone 5 and I'm astounded basically everything she asks siri it either misinterprets her or just asks should I do a Web search
    08-29-2013 05:34 AM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm with you. IMHO, Siri doesn't stand a chance against Google Now.
    They're kind of different programs that just happen to use voice really. I mean, it sounds like Siri is getting some more Nowish features in iOS7 and Now is getting some Siri-ish features in every iteration, so they're becoming more similar.
    08-29-2013 05:36 AM
  17. Tim_Katarn's Avatar
    I'm also not aware of siri outperforming Google now. Maybe it's been updated, I'll ask my sister to test with me again. The one vs the x is tough because they're hitting different philosophies. Glad you found something to make you happy!

    Nexus. Through spacetime.
    My girlfriend hates Siri on her iPhone and refuses to use her. Just the other day she got jealous of my OK google now experience and pulled out Siri. It was hilarious and profane what Siri thought she said vs what she actually said. I'd post the screenshot but I don't want to get banned.

    Having played with both I really like the google now option better. The only thing that I miss from Siri is being able to insult her and getting a nice comeback.
    08-29-2013 08:45 AM
  18. roadkizzle's Avatar
    My girlfriend hates Siri on her iPhone and refuses to use her. Just the other day she got jealous of my OK google now experience and pulled out Siri. It was hilarious and profane what Siri thought she said vs what she actually said. I'd post the screenshot but I don't want to get banned.

    Having played with both I really like the google now option better. The only thing that I miss from Siri is being able to insult her and getting a nice comeback.
    I feel they spent to much time thinking of witty banter for her to say than actually improving her reliability and functionality.
    LegalAmerican and bennolen like this.
    08-29-2013 08:50 AM
  19. Strawdawg's Avatar
    Google Now and Siri both have problems with my west Texas Twang but Google Now consistently outperforms Siri when it comes to pertinent information. The comment above about them having different intent seems right on the mark, but, I agree that they are probably growing toward one another with iteration.
    bennolen likes this.
    08-29-2013 09:05 AM
  20. lsutigers03's Avatar
    My girlfriend hates Siri on her iPhone and refuses to use her. Just the other day she got jealous of my OK google now experience and pulled out Siri. It was hilarious and profane what Siri thought she said vs what she actually said. I'd post the screenshot but I don't want to get banned.

    Having played with both I really like the google now option better. The only thing that I miss from Siri is being able to insult her and getting a nice comeback.
    Haha I'm curious how that conversation went. If you still have the screenshot please email it to me.

    lsufan6073@yahoo.com
    08-29-2013 09:19 AM
  21. bandityo's Avatar
    Lol...maybe hes overrated ?
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    08-29-2013 09:52 AM
  22. garublador's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone has gotten the Moto X always on voice to work with AutoVoice yet, but once they do I think it will be the differentiator between voice recognition on the Moto X and Siri. It's already what makes voice commands on Android better. It allows you to either use the Google Now features or add your own. I'm not aware of a way to add or overwrite any of the commands in Siri.
    08-29-2013 10:14 AM
  23. still1's Avatar
    I'm also not aware of siri outperforming Google now. Maybe it's been updated, I'll ask my sister to test with me again. The one vs the x is tough because they're hitting different philosophies. Glad you found something to make you happy!

    Nexus. Through spacetime.
    I'm with you. IMHO, Siri doesn't stand a chance against Google Now.
    Siri doesnt outperform Google now even with iOS7 Siri.

    search youtube with countless comparison where Google Now is faster and more accurate.
    08-29-2013 10:18 AM
  24. bearda's Avatar
    Siri doesnt outperform Google now even with iOS7 Siri.

    search youtube with countless comparison where Google Now is faster and more accurate.
    The one place Siri outperforms Google Now (coming from a former iOS user) is voice-only commands. I keep harping on this to try to build some momentum behind getting Google to address it.

    Try this: Pair a bluetooth headset and put your phone in your pocket. Try to send a text message with Google Now configured as your voice command provider. You can fill out the recipient, the message text, etc. Then you get a prompt to confirm sending. Via a button. On the screen, In your pocket.

    Try the same thing with Siri and it asks you to confirm. By saying OK. Message sent, no physical interaction. I used to use this all the time when driving. It was easy to send a text message to my wife saying traffic sucked and I was going to be late, or the like.

    Don't get me wrong, overall Google Now is better. Voice recognition, speed, etc. Apple has worked pretty hard to optimizing their workflow to make Siri useful in cases where Google Now isn't, though. There is a different focus during development, and it shows. Google Now is about the presentation of information in new and cool ways, and Siri is about streamlining interaction.

    I will say that this is one of the places I really appreciate S Voice, Dragon Assistant, and the like. And Android's more open nature makes those apps possible in a way that doesn't happen on iOS. Still, there are definitely some lessons Google Now can learn from Siri.
    Ry and aggie like this.
    08-29-2013 10:32 AM
  25. Dezolis's Avatar
    All I know i have a One, IPhone 5 and X currently in my possession and google now on the X is the only one that can actually make out my mumbling. That extra voice processing chip is the real deal far as I'm concerned.
    08-29-2013 10:44 AM
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