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About to pick up a nexus 6 from Tmobile tomorrow (planning to get in line early). I'm still confused about a few things:

Which of the unique Moto X features are well captured in Lollipop? Does "Ambient Display" have inferior/superior functionality to the notification screen of the Moto? I understand that thee's no motion sensor on the front of the Nexus 6, so it won't come on when waving the hand over it. But will it come on when tilting it or taking it out of the pocket? Can it be swiped on like the Moto X without pressing any of the physical buttons?

What about the "always listening" feature? How does this differ from the Moto X? Is the only difference that the launch phrase can't be customized?

What about the other Moto X features, such as awareness of when one is driving, automatic silencing during meetings?
 

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Which of the unique Moto X features are well captured in Lollipop? Does "Ambient Display" have inferior/superior functionality to the notification screen of the Moto? I understand that thee's no motion sensor on the front of the Nexus 6, so it won't come on when waving the hand over it. But will it come on when tilting it or taking it out of the pocket? Can it be swiped on like the Moto X without pressing any of the physical buttons?

I believe Ambient Display will activate when you take your phone out of your pocket, but if you leave it sitting there, it won't "pulse" like Moto Display.

What about the "always listening" feature? How does this differ from the Moto X? Is the only difference that the launch phrase can't be customized?

With Moto Voice, in addition to being able to customize the launch phrase, it's built to recognize your voice only. And it works while the screen is off.

What about the other Moto X features, such as awareness of when one is driving, automatic silencing during meetings?

The Nexus 6 won't detect if you're driving.

The Nexus 6 won't read your calendar to silence your phone during meetings. You'll be using Priority Mode in Lollipop to do that.
 

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Thanks. I didn't realize that the always listening feature doesn't listen when the screen if off. Are you sure about this? It's the single most important feature on a device for me, since I can use my phone to make calls, start playing music, send notes to self, do google searches, and respond to messages while driving without any increase in risk to me and my passengers. The absence of this feature in the Nexus 6 would probably be a deal breaker for me.
 

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Boy, it looks like the Moto x does a lot more in this category than the N6. Why wouldn't they bring them over to the N6?
 

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Boy, it looks like the Moto x does a lot more in this category than the N6. Why wouldn't they bring them over to the N6?

Because they are for the Motorola flagship and not the nexus ....just chill they ported the things to other Motorola phones and the devs will either port the Motorola rom or the apks etc
 

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The Nexus 6 supports the always listening feature and is much faster and responsive to voice commands but you cannot customize the 'on google' phrase...
 

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The Nexus 6 supports the always listening feature and is much faster and responsive to voice commands but you cannot customize the 'on google' phrase...

Not being able to customize the OK Google is a bit of a bummer, I must say. Currently my OK Google phrase is set to "I need an adult!"

:3
 

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Not being able to customize the OK Google is a bit of a bummer, I must say. Currently my OK Google phrase is set to "I need an adult!"

:3

This would have been so nice. It would be funny to talk into a room where everybody is running lolllipop and yell okay google, look up some scary japanese porn!!! Wonder how well that would go over...

They need to make it where the phrase is customized to an individual
 

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The Nexus 6 supports the always listening feature and is much faster and responsive to voice commands but you cannot customize the 'on google' phrase...

The other poster Ry claimed that it doesn't listen unless the screen is on. Can you confirm that you are saying that it does listen even if the screen is off? This, to me, is the single most important feature that sets the Moto X apart.
 

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The other poster Ry claimed that it doesn't listen unless the screen is on. Can you confirm that you are saying that it does listen even if the screen is off? This, to me, is the single most important feature that sets the Moto X apart.

Yep, this quote is directly from the Android 5.0 Lollipop page (scroll down and click "See All Features"):

Even if your screen is off, you can say "OK Google" on devices with digital signal processing support such as Nexus 6 and Nexus 9
 

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You can still train it to only recognize only your own voice and it definitely works with the screen off not sure where that came from...
 

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Just curious, are you still going to get the Nexus 6 Quietlybrillant? I am a little sadden that it does not detect when you're driving and what not as well. I have the moto x 2013 version. I can't make up my mind if i want the nexus 6 or the moto x 2014
 

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Because they are for the Motorola flagship and not the nexus ....just chill they ported the things to other Motorola phones and the devs will either port the Motorola rom or the apks etc
I'm hoping this will come to fruition. I'm on VZW and the N6 is the only option for a stock unlocked bootloader phone. I have 2014 Moto X and the moto suite apps are what makes this phone incredible. I would donate for a Dev to port moto assist and voice to the N6
 

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You can still train it to only recognize only your own voice and it definitely works with the screen off not sure where that came from...

Is this recent? Seems everyone complains when someone on the podcast says OK Google.

Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
 

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The always listening is the threshold for me to want it. I can wait for Google to incorporate the other features or somebody to port that (don't know how realistic it is though).

Just curious, are you still going to get the Nexus 6 Quietlybrillant? I am a little sadden that it does not detect when you're driving and what not as well. I have the moto x 2013 version. I can't make up my mind if i want the nexus 6 or the moto x 2014
 

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Can others set off your phone by saying OK Google?

People complain when someone says OK Google on the podcast as it sets their device off.

If you're talking about the Leo Laporte podcast, I heard him saying that very same thing. I experimented and held my phone right up to the speaker and it did not activate it whereas I would say it and it would respond immediately. Granted, this is on a Note 3 with the Google Now launcher; however, I would think that the current Google Now in Lollipop wants you to repeat the phrase 3 times also so it can be trained to your voice.
 

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