"ok Google" voice detection UPDATE: ... It works (10/12/15) I am no longer able to use the "ok google" command on any screen. I can only use voice controls when the google now app is open. This is important to me because I use the "ok Google" command to drive safely. Now i no longer have the ability to use google search hands free. Please fix this issue immediately.
So sad I just upgraded my phone time a Galaxy Note5 and LOVED the Google NOW voice recognition and interaction. Then came the updates that screwed it all up. Google will no longer respond to my voice unless I click on the app, VERY frustrating because initially it was so handy. Fix this issue alone and my rating will be an unencumbered 5 stars.
Update D: The update screwed everything up! Why can't I have tabs to switch back and forth to????
Mediocre Picks and chooses when it works. wont search, says its offline when phone has full signal, whilst other search engine apps work fine at the same time and location. Seems to get worse and worse the last few months.
Completely useles in Portugal, a 10M country with the 4th most speaked language in the world (Brazilian is not true Portuguese!!) This app sould be able to make phone call, start navigatios, open apps but everything i try to do, it just makes a internet search and stops... Plz fix this or make it work with portuguese (the real one). I have to change my sistem language to English and speak everything in English in order for this to work. I thought google cared about all consumers.
Fantastical. (LG Nexus 4) When this was first announced as Google now on Android 4.1 I was a bit concerned that speaking to my phone was going to be horribly inaccurate and not really useful in my daily life, thanks for proving me wrong Google. Not only do I really enjoy seeing my cards and getting notifications on things I should be notified at the time I should be notified but it is just fun to use. Voice is spot on when I dictate like a human speaking English ought to especially if you enable personalized recognition.
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