When it comes to triggering a virtual assistant, Google’s hotword has to be the worst. Instead of the easy to say “Alexa” or “Hey Siri,” you have to say the awkward phrase of “OK Google.” While not a big deal, it’s not the most pleasant of hotwords.
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“OK Google” hotword detection is a staple of many people’s driving routine. Not having to touch your phone to perform actions is a great way to use your phone (in a strictly responsible fashion, preferably) in a safer way.
Google Maps has long had a microphone button so you could give voice commands, but the “OK Google” hotword would trigger the standard Google overlay. Now Google has announced that the “OK Google” hotword triggers hands-free voice commands in Maps itself.
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The “Ok, Google” hotword is already pretty great, letting you quickly look up information, check the weather, and more. But some new code suggests that Google is going to soon make the hotword even better.
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Google started life in 1996 as a search engine that helped us to better explore the Internet with our computers. Fast forward to 2014, and we know Google is pioneering the science behind making it easier to get the information we want in our hands via voice recognition. We don’t communicate with those nearby us by writing ... Read More »
The Google Search app, better known as Google Now on devices with Jelly Bean and up, is getting a huge update. After the update, the Google Search app will be able to listen for the “OK Google” hotword throughout the entire phone instead of just in the app, the Google Now Launcher or the few ... Read More »
It looks like Nova Launcher isn’t alone in its new “OK Google” hotword detection! Chris Lacy, developer of apps like as Action Launcher and Link Bubble, has announced that the latest beta of Action Launcher includes in this much-requested feature and much more.
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I think this is a day we’ve all been anticipating for a long time. With the Nexus 5, Google released the Google Experience Launcher, which allows you to reach Google Now with just a swipe to the right. It also allows you to say “OK Google” at the launcher and start speaking to Google Now without needing ... Read More »
Many of you who use Google Chrome beta on your computers have had access to this feature for a while, but it has just now come to the stable version of Google Chrome. Instead of searching by hitting a mic button and speaking, Chrome now listens for the “OK Google” command, much like Google Now on ... Read More »