1. LezCronut's Avatar
    Why has no one talked about this?
    Do these new phones feature always listening OK Google?
    Hello anyone care to inform me?
    09-30-2015 07:47 AM
  2. jdot104's Avatar
    Why has no one talked about this?
    Do these new phones feature always listening OK Google?
    Hello anyone care to inform me?
    Both phones have the feature. Dave mentioned it in the presentation IIRC.

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    09-30-2015 07:49 AM
  3. Bryson Shier's Avatar
    I believe that is a standard feature on all android phones. I would find it hard to believe Google would take that feature down. Even if they don't have always listening Google Now, they have a button to open Google Now Voice Search from the lock screen.
    09-30-2015 07:50 AM
  4. LezCronut's Avatar
    Both phones have the feature. Dave mentioned it in the presentation IIRC.

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    What's IIRC?
    09-30-2015 08:07 AM
  5. LezCronut's Avatar
    Thank goodness Holy Mithrandir.
    If they don't have it, it'd be suicide by Google.
    09-30-2015 08:08 AM
  6. jdot104's Avatar
    What's IIRC?
    Short for "if I remember correctly"

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    09-30-2015 08:09 AM
  7. DukeofPhone's Avatar
    I believe that is a standard feature on all android phones. I would find it hard to believe Google would take that feature down. Even if they don't have always listening Google Now, they have a button to open Google Now Voice Search from the lock screen.
    I don't think most Android phones listen while the screen is off, I could be wrong. I know my LG G3 does not do this however the new Nexus 6p and 5X do.

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    09-30-2015 08:22 AM
  8. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I don't think most Android phones listen while the screen is off, I could be wrong. I know my LG G3 does not do this however the new Nexus 6p and 5X do.

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    The point of differentiation is that most Android phones have it but only while you are on the homescreen with the phone awake (obviously). Not all phones have it listening when the screen is off.
    09-30-2015 08:38 AM
  9. Leon Stevens's Avatar
    So, is it yes or no for this phone?
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    09-30-2015 02:05 PM
  10. Zendroid1's Avatar
    So, is it yes or no for this phone?
    Yes.
    09-30-2015 02:41 PM
  11. laestrella's Avatar
    This is one of the reasons I want this phone....so handy.

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    09-30-2015 02:42 PM
  12. So Cold's Avatar
    Thank goodness Holy Mithrandir.
    If they don't have it, it'd be suicide by Google.
    Seems a little dramatic, glad you're happy though

    I don't think most Android phones listen while the screen is off, I could be wrong. I know my LG G3 does not do this however the new Nexus 6p and 5X do.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Looking down at a Nexus 5 and Moto X PE and the nexus 5 does not always listen and the MXPE does but through the moto app, not google now.
    09-30-2015 03:42 PM
  13. LezCronut's Avatar
    Yes.
    Link or article please? To confirm this
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    09-30-2015 11:50 PM
  14. Zippybungle's Avatar
    There's plenty around if you would like to search
    10-01-2015 03:53 PM
  15. So Cold's Avatar
    There's plenty around if you would like to search
    I actually haven't seen this confirmed yet either.
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    10-01-2015 03:58 PM
  16. gizak's Avatar
    From my experience, "OK Google" will work from the homescreen if enabled in settings with any Android phone. Some phones, like Motos have a dedicated processor to listen for "OK Google" even if the screen is off. I have also had "OK Google" work on Samsung and LG phones while the screen is off, but only if it's plugged in or on the qi charger.
    LezCronut likes this.
    10-01-2015 05:37 PM
  17. laestrella's Avatar
    pretty sure i heard them say it has always listening during the presentation.

    EDIT:
    Went back to the androidcentral live blog:

    "New Nexuses support always-on OK Google detection"

    by Alex Dobie September 29 at 12:26 PM
    So Cold likes this.
    10-01-2015 06:10 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Link or article please? To confirm this
    They said it during the keynote -- It will be always on.
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    10-01-2015 06:13 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - If you do not care for the thread you're encouraged to move on. You do not have to respond.
    10-01-2015 06:34 PM
  20. So Cold's Avatar
    Point of clarification.

    "Always Listening" means exactly what it says, not just the "OK Google" from the home screen.

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    10-01-2015 07:36 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Point of clarification.

    "Always Listening" means exactly what it says, not just the "OK Google" from the home screen.

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    Agreed - like how on my Moto X Pure Edition it is always listening for my Moto phrase I setup. Either from lock screen, home screen, an app, or even lock / screen off on a desk.
    10-01-2015 08:20 PM
  22. Funny House's Avatar
    It sound cool to have this feature.
    But can anyone suggest any issue on mis-trigger, will this be a big issues?
    And of course the battery consumption issue.
    10-02-2015 02:49 AM
  23. mkreef's Avatar
    As a Moto X user, I heard that phrase in the keynote too and wondered myself. For me, this is the killer feature (combined with Moto Assist) that keeps me locked into the Moto X -- I can't live without it. I don't *do* anything to my phone, it detects when I'm driving (and when I'm not) and prompts with voice to answer calls, reads texts, etc. No touching the phone. Works when screen is off, when phone is in my pocket (forcing me to yell) or more frequently when phone is running Waze in a phone mount.

    @FunnyHouse, I've never had a mis-trigger (it seems specific to my voice, my kids/wife usually can't trigger it whereas it works for me on the first time every time) and battery consumption is not an issue (but I think that was due to Moto X hardware specifically designed for the feature).
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    10-02-2015 06:21 AM
  24. syspry's Avatar
    It sound cool to have this feature.
    But can anyone suggest any issue on mis-trigger, will this be a big issues?
    And of course the battery consumption issue.
    Stuff like that runs off of the sensor data coprocessor like the Moto X did, so it takes the burden away from the main CPU, and by doing so eases battery consumption
    10-02-2015 07:03 AM

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