1. Ted Gartland's Avatar
    For the past week I've used the Note 5 (Verizon). It is a great phone in most ways. The reason for the return is that it isn't as easy to use as the Droid Turbo or the Moto X I had before it. Why? The Moto voice feature. I am so used to interacting with my phone with "OK Google Now" without even touching the phone. I thought S-voice would be a worthy adversary but it isn't even close. Am I missing something?
    09-08-2015 07:25 AM
  2. davem2421's Avatar
    have you gone into the Google app (blue icon with white g) go into Settings>Voice>"Ok Google" detection and enable "From any screen".

    I use it all the time, however, the screen does need to be on that is the only caveat but it's really easy to hit the home button and say "Ok Google".

    just a thought.
    ccpopham and sheba510 like this.
    09-08-2015 07:32 AM
  3. Lepa79's Avatar
    For the past week I've used the Note 5 (Verizon). It is a great phone in most ways. The reason for the return is that it isn't as easy to use as the Droid Turbo or the Moto X I had before it. Why? The Moto voice feature. I am so used to interacting with my phone with "OK Google Now" without even touching the phone. I thought S-voice would be a worthy adversary but it isn't even close. Am I missing something?
    Svoice is garbage. Ok Google works on Note 5. Not sure why you are not using it. Ok Google is not a Moto voice feature. It's a Google Android feature.
    Carlo Villa and nokia4life like this.
    09-08-2015 08:08 AM
  4. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    For the past week I've used the Note 5 (Verizon). It is a great phone in most ways. The reason for the return is that it isn't as easy to use as the Droid Turbo or the Moto X I had before it. Why? The Moto voice feature. I am so used to interacting with my phone with "OK Google Now" without even touching the phone. I thought S-voice would be a worthy adversary but it isn't even close. Am I missing something?
    I use my Note hands free to use Google now but there is one step you have to add!
    You have to say " Hi Galaxy", when you hear the tone say "OK Google", you're in!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 "Size Does Matter!"
    anon8380037 likes this.
    09-08-2015 09:00 AM
  5. Ted Gartland's Avatar
    Thanks everybody
    09-08-2015 09:10 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I find S-Voice understands better than Google for me, that wasn't always the case though.
    09-08-2015 09:47 AM
  7. MikeekiM's Avatar
    Thanks everybody
    Thanks everybody, I am going to keep it now?

    Or thanks everybody, I am still returning it?

    I hope you've decided to keep it!
    H3aTeRzz and Verbal72 like this.
    09-08-2015 03:43 PM
  8. AllPhones's Avatar
    I use the Google voice engine as default in svoice TTS, and it works well, better than the Samsung voice engine TTS.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-09-2015 04:42 AM
  9. russel5150's Avatar
    For the past week I've used the Note 5 (Verizon). It is a great phone in most ways. The reason for the return is that it isn't as easy to use as the Droid Turbo or the Moto X I had before it. Why? The Moto voice feature. I am so used to interacting with my phone with "OK Google Now" without even touching the phone. I thought S-voice would be a worthy adversary but it isn't even close. Am I missing something?
    I cant say i blame you. I go back and forth between the droid phones and the notes. The Turbo is probably the best experience (for me) of pure android. I disable the verizon bloat i don't use. The Turbo is fast, long lasting and just plain cool as hell!

    I am loving my note5, i pulled out my Turbo the other day and played with it. I still love it, and in my eyes those are the two best phones... again, for me.

    I am worried that this years droid will not live up to the Turbo, but oh well, the note5 has me hooked.. for now lol

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    09-09-2015 05:14 AM
  10. spasell's Avatar
    Google now is such a massive improvement from just two years ago. I've mumbled stuff and thought no way it heard me and it's very accurate.

    I kind just holding the home key is super easy. I had iPhone 6+ and this is world's better.

    Although I wish you didn't have to say OK Google every time. Should be a way to just hold it down and then it comes up talk.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-09-2015 05:14 AM
  11. tripjnj's Avatar
    I've been going back and forth between S-Voice and Google Now. While I much prefer the Google Now voice (S-voice sounds very robotic), I like how I can tell S-Voice to read me unread messages. Is there a way to get Google Now to read text messages without installing another app, like Commandr?
    09-09-2015 06:32 AM
  12. sirCLD's Avatar
    I've been going back and forth between S-Voice and Google Now. While I much prefer the Google Now voice (S-voice sounds very robotic), I like how I can tell S-Voice to read me unread messages. Is there a way to get Google Now to read text messages without installing another app, like Commandr?
    I use S-Voice for texting and making voice calls because it defaults to speakerphone and it will do this when my phone is locked. I use Google Now for everything else. But lately I am finding S-Voice is activated without my exact command! It it did it in court last night!!
    Jalopiejoe likes this.
    09-09-2015 09:44 PM
  13. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I use S-Voice for texting and making voice calls because it defaults to speakerphone and it will do this when my phone is locked. I use Google Now for everything else. But lately I am finding S-Voice is activated without my exact command! It it did it in court last night!!
    I was having that problem with my Note 4. All of a sudden it would just activate. It was very annoying.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    09-12-2015 07:36 AM
  14. Rmedy21's Avatar
    For the past week I've used the Note 5 (Verizon). It is a great phone in most ways. The reason for the return is that it isn't as easy to use as the Droid Turbo or the Moto X I had before it. Why? The Moto voice feature. I am so used to interacting with my phone with "OK Google Now" without even touching the phone. I thought S-voice would be a worthy adversary but it isn't even close. Am I missing something?
    Actually you can use the voice controls without touching the phone even when the screen is black. You have to go into Google settings and control the features under Google now.

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    09-12-2015 07:50 AM
  15. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    For the past week I've used the Note 5 (Verizon). It is a great phone in most ways. The reason for the return is that it isn't as easy to use as the Droid Turbo or the Moto X I had before it. Why? The Moto voice feature. I am so used to interacting with my phone with "OK Google Now" without even touching the phone. I thought S-voice would be a worthy adversary but it isn't even close. Am I missing something?
    Did you still return the device, or?
    09-12-2015 08:08 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I was having that problem with my Note 4. All of a sudden it would just activate. It was very annoying.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    That happens with Google with me sometimes also.
    09-12-2015 09:42 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Actually you can use the voice controls without touching the phone even when the screen is black. You have to go into Google settings and control the features under Google now.

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    Not when it is secure locked. You can only do that with S-Voice from the secure locked phone.
    09-12-2015 09:44 PM

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