Who picked up the new Moto Z2 force edition?

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  1. PereDroid

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    Don't hate me, Sajo, but I haven't even setup Moto Voice. Assistant is default.

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    I don't hate you. . I'm mainly curious to know what happens with Moto Voice hands free commands. Does Google Now open, Assistant or does it just not work. When Google rolled out Assistant a while back it was not a replacement for Google Now, more of an upgrade to Google Now on Tap, and didn't work with Moto App commands if Assistant was set as the default. As soon as I saw that I switched back to Google Now and haven't looked at Assistant since. I have Assistant on my watch and Google Home, and until it can work with the Moto App I will not be buying a new phone (unless Google Now still works on the new phone).

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    Actually I did set it up once. And it's a serious step down from my T2. I tried it once and bailed from it which is why I don't remember even using it. I can't even begin to describe how lame it is.
    I'll try.
    Basically all.Moto voice does now is open apps with a new "show me" command. Show me my day. Show me the weather. Show me...Facebook. You can open apps....but no longer can you send a text. It still does drive mode to read you texts...and it's more streamlined...less voice prompts from me...but sending: nerfed. Still playing. Will report further.

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    That sounds like the current functionality with Assistant. I wonder if you can revert your Assistant functionality back to the Google App, which the Moto App was designed to work with?

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    Completely bailed on Moto Voice and using Google Now...uh now. I predict this is the last Moto phone with that Voice App. Everytime Google releases something that does what a Moto does, they drop it.

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    That's very possible. Moto & Google seem to have a good relationship with Google implementing Moto features into stock Android a year - three after we use them on our Moto phones. I saw a screen shot yesterday of the new Moto X4 Moto App screen and looks like it will introduce more new Moto App features. So we may see those in stock Android in a few years?

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    I suspect Google will steal Moto's best in class Driving Mode next.

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    That seems to be the ONE thing that Moto has held onto for themselves since 2013. Pretty much every other Moto X / Droid Ultra feature from 2013 has been baked into stock Android, except that one.

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    After a week or so with your new phone Pere, are you still liking it? Still happy with the phone?

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    Almost a month now, brother. I'm very pleased. It's a great phone. Running with no case or mods most of the time. It's so fun skinny and sexy. This is not a requirement for me, but everyone who sees it mentions that. I would certainly prefer thicker with more battery. As you know because I say it all the time, I am hard on a phone. The battery continues to last me all day but I am in single digits at bedtime. I've only gotten over 6 hours SOT two times now. Once before I had everything setup and once after. 5 is pretty regular. With the battery mod the few times I've used it, it's easily a 2 day phone.
    Moto actions are more responsive versus the T2. The screen is gorgeous. Cameras great, if still a little slow to capture. Android Pay I gotta say it: wtf? It's so much quicker then the T2 and the capture range is far better. You had to tap the terminal with the T2. With this it pays instantly as soon as I open the app if I'm close to the reader. Certainly quicker then using a chipped card.

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    5 - 6 hours SOT is nothing to sneeze at. I get about half of that on one charge on my original Z Force.

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    Oh, and the fingerprint reader. This is so a feature I want on every phone going forward. Navigating with it feels like the way it was meant to be. I swear I am not a Moto Fan boi. I considered the G6. I might have bought the U11 ... Love that. The Sony XZ1? The top 3 in my book besides the Z2. But Moto continues to add features I can't imagine not having. First it was Shattershield. Then Moto Actions. Now this FP reader? Mods. i hear people complain because they cant listen with attached headphones and charge their phone. I've never had to do this but Yea...with the battery mod? I can. Yea... I'm hooked.

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