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Touchless control activation within Google now

OP bryan.huang

14th February 2014, 09:39 AM   |  #1  
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I've been using the Moto x for a week now and I feel that the touchless control activation (ok Google now) is much more sensitive than the "ok Google" hotword within the Google now app.
One thing I'm seeing is that when you're in the Google now app, it only listens for "ok Google" rather than touchless control "ok Google now", which isn't as sensitive.
Would like to confirm whether others are not able to activate touchless control "ok Google now" from within the Google now app?

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14th February 2014, 10:16 AM   |  #2  
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That's how it's designed, it's not supposed to activate while on Google Now. At least that's how it is for me since day one. And it wouldn't make sense. Let's say if you are in Google Now, if you did activate Touchless Control, it would just goes back to Google Now to initiate the command, redundant.

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15th February 2014, 02:22 AM   |  #3  
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I would've preferred it to still be able to pick up touchless control from within the google now app. I find that I can activate touchless control from across the room whereas the google now hotword is a lot less sensitive and I need to be close to my phone to activate it


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13th March 2014, 12:19 PM   |  #4  
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Just an update on this. I stumbled across it by accident:
If you deactivate "hotword detection" within the Google now app, touchless control will now always be activated.

Just posting in case anybody finds it useful

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13th March 2014, 01:59 PM   |  #5  
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Very good to know that the Google Hotword in Google Now is unnecessary and redundant, as it is a battery hog in 4.4.2! This should be marked somewhere as a huge tip!
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