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Sometime in the past 48 hours, I got the new option in Google Now to enable the "OK Google" hotword detection from any screen, so of course I went ahead and turned it on, and have been loving it.

A little while ago, I went to record something with the stock Voice Recorder (which unfortunately is something I do quite often), and it won't record. It gives me a message "Unable to start a new recording. Other applications already recording". So I go back into Google, disable the hotword detection from any screen, and look and behold, Voice Recorder works again.

I haven't tried any other recording apps yet to see if they have the same conflict, but I intend to shortly. I just figured I'd let others know about the issue. It seems like a huge oversight on Google's part that such a highly anticipated feature would break one of the stock functions on a popular flagship device. Hopefully they push a fix soon, or someone here finds a way around the problem....

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Just checked, mine too. Fortunately, I have never had a need to use voice recorder.
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how do you make it work did you get a update

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Sometime in the past 48 hours, I got the new option in Google Now to enable the "OK Google" hotword detection from any screen, so of course I went ahead and turned it on, and have been loving it.

A little while ago, I went to record something with the stock Voice Recorder (which unfortunately is something I do quite often), and it won't record. It gives me a message "Unable to start a new recording. Other applications already recording". So I go back into Google, disable the hotword detection from any screen, and look and behold, Voice Recorder works again.

I haven't tried any other recording apps yet to see if they have the same conflict, but I intend to shortly. I just figured I'd let others know about the issue. It seems like a huge oversight on Google's part that such a highly anticipated feature would break one of the stock functions on a popular flagship device. Hopefully they push a fix soon, or someone here finds a way around the problem....

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hey i want to get that on my note 3 how does it work
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how do you make it work did you get a update
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I assume you mean the hotword detection? Google is enabling it randomly, account by account (at least that's my understanding). If you really can't wait, there's an app called 'UnleashTheGoogle' that allows you to enable it via debug/developer options. Google it.

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I assume you mean the hotword detection? Google is enabling it randomly, account by account (at least that's my understanding). If you really can't wait, there's an app called 'UnleashTheGoogle' that allows you to enable it via debug/developer options. Google it.

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thanx and yea i want the feature for so long
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Yeah, just search for 'unleashthegoogle'. I used it on another device, and it's quite easy and only takes a few seconds, but I don't remember exactly what you have to enable off the top of my head, so search for the apk and the instructions.

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I assume you mean the hotword detection? Google is enabling it randomly, account by account (at least that's my understanding). If you really can't wait, there's an app called 'UnleashTheGoogle' that allows you to enable it via debug/developer options. Google it.

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try the app but it wont work
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Just checked, mine too. Fortunately, I have never had a need to use voice recorder.
Hmm, this is interesting (and not good at all).
Did anyone try this with call recording?

One fix I can think of before Google fixes it, have a Tasker / Xposed module that disables Google Search when the whitelisted (recording) apps are running. Can some dev confirm this?

I don't have the update yet and unleashthegoogle doesnt seem to work. So can't test.
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try the app but it wont work
https://plus.google.com/app/basic/st...tbp1mb2j3qb204

This post describes how to do it. I just did it. Interesting that it disables recording voice. I wonder if it breaks video recording audio...

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I tested the voice on my video recording and it didn't break that. It works fine. I even said the hot word, okay google, and it was fine. Also, the Google keyboard seems to work fine with dictating words as well. I'm dictating this right now.

To the guy above me that's a really good idea, blacklisting Google during certain apps.

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I just tried a few things, and the only thing I've found that it breaks is the stock Voice Recorder app. Camera audio recording works, two guitar tuner apps I have work, and the three 3rd party voice recording apps I tried all work flawlessly. One of them lets you select which microphone to record from, and all those options work fine as well. I haven't tried with call recording, as it's not something I use, but i would imagine it works fine, since hotword detection is (presumably) disabled during a call.

The Tasker idea is a damn good one, and I may just set something like that up in a while. What I'd like to know now, is if the same problem exists on other Samsung devices, or if it's just the Note 3 that's affected...

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