How often do you "Ok Google Now"

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  1. jackiescivic

    jackiescivic Diamond Member

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    I use it occasionally. Yesterday I used it to make two phone calls while driving (my car Bluetooth has not been set up with my address book yet). I usually just use it to show customers how it works, by asking what the weather is today, or something like that.

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    I don't use it often. When I do I use it to send texts while driving. I find that it works more accurately then S-Voice for me.
     
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    I use it to set my alarms, lazy I know:-(.

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    As I understand it, local voice processing is only performed on the low-power core that is always listening for you to say "OK Google Now" and distinguish your specific voice. After it detects your specific voice saying the launch phrase, it wakes the rest of the phone and hands things off to Google Now itself, which processes the actual voice commands server-side. The processing power needed to do this is far too intensive to do it all locally on currently available hardware. So it's a combination of both local, low-power processing and server-side, high-power processing at work.

    I understand the concern about data charges (although very little bandwidth is used to transmit each query), but if you're afraid of data mining then you really shouldn't be using Android or any Google service for that matter, as their entire business model is based on it. ;)
     
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    "Ok Google now. What's the weather?"

    Try it...
     
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    All the time.... Mostly to show off to my friends... Lol

    Alarm, open apps, general searches.

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    Also works for navigation. Example: Ok Google now, navigate home.
     
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    This is how I use it most of all. Love it, because my car has Bluetooth and it connects immediately upon getting in the car. Since I carry the phone most often in my shirt pocket, I simply tell it to Navigate to (a particular address), and it starts all without ever touching it. :biggrin:
     
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    I wish it didn't take so long to open an app though

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    Here is a graphic that shows some more commands. I personally have used it to find restaurants close to my location if I'm in an area of town I don't really know to well. For example I've said "okay Google now, where is the closest subway?" I then got results with how far away they are from my current location and can activate gps navigation to the desired location
    View attachment 68351
     
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    I use "Ok Google Now" quite often actually.. to me it's one of the features that set this phone apart from the rest of the pack.
    Mostly use it in the car for navigation or making phone calls. You can send completely hands free text messages without even the need to take your eyes off the road.
    I was fishing the other day and had my Maxx in my tackle bag. My phone had went into driving mode because my boat was moving. I got a text message and Motorola assist asked if I would like the text read to me. Anyway, I had a conversation via text message without taking my phone out of the bag with my wet hands. Very cool.
     
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    I use mine all the time to text while driivng, check weather, change songs. etc. I use it a whole lot actually.
     
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