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Google Search 3.5.14 Adds “OK, Google” Hotword Everywhere, Plus Audio History

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Google Search 3.5.14 is beginning to rollout with a couple of major enhancements. First, Google is allowing users to enable the “OK, Google” hotword to be said from anywhere on the phone to prompt a voice search. So rather than having to be on your home screen, you can now be in Chrome or looking at photos and quickly kick off a voice search. The update even allows you to trigger an “OK, Google” from the lock screen. It works quite well so far in our testing. 

To turn on the new hotword detection, head into Google Now, then scroll to the very bottom, tap Menu>Settings>Voice>”Ok Google” Detection, and then toggle on the options you desire.

The app doesn’t just bring new hotword glory, though, it also introduces Audio History. As the name suggests, Google is using your voice searches to create a history that it can use to make your searches more accurate. It learns the sound of your voice, how you pronounce words, etc.

In case that scares you on a privacy level, Google is letting you opt-out if you’d like. You can read more about this new Audio History at this support page.

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  • Angel Valencia

    Could anybody tell me why my ok Google isn’t working. I went thru all the settings and it just won’t work… it’s been 2 days already. It’s driving me crazy. .. thanks

  • jaki

    I’m confused. I just got the Google search 3.5.15 update, but never got the 3.4.14 update. I have the N5, and also didn’t get the supposed new Google play services update either.

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  • Justin

    Anyone know what is new in this Google search 3.5.16 update that just got updated on Google play for me??

  • Michael Lynady

    Update – cool feature-BATTERY assassin

  • Michael Lynady

    Just got the option – had update for days – hang in there people

  • Kevin Chapple

    Also…. :-/ Galaxy Tab3, doesn’t work at all, unless one initially presses the microphone icon. (perhaps someone can confirm/deny?

  • Kevin Chapple

    Only works from the main screen on the Galaxy s5, No settings to allow it to “listen from any screen”.

  • Nick Timms

    I’m confused. I just got the Google search 3.5.15 update, but never got the 3.4.14 update. I have the N5, and also didn’t get the supposed new Google play services update either.

    • Jeff

      I’m running 3.5.15 with Google Play Services 5.0.84 and still nothing. I haven’t tried installing the apk for 3.5.14 so maybe that’ll work.

  • John Motschenbacher

    I just notice my search apk is 3.5.15 not .14 I didnt know an updated one was out already

    • Nick Timms

      Same I wasn’t aware there was a 3.5.14

  • markgbe

    this still isnt working… come onnnn goog, push it real good.

  • Ankit Agrawal

    I am nt getting the update on my moto g , What to do ?

  • archercc

    Anyone actually see this work on the N4? Wondering if its a N5 exclusive or if they are just REALLY slow about pushing this out.

    • mickey4mice

      I’m on N5 (KK4.4.4) with latest versions of Google Now and Play Services sideloaded a few days ago, still no sign of the new hotword option. I’m getting really annoyed lol.

    • Andrew

      Really slow. I turned on my N7 2012 and its updated with the new features. On my N5 nada

      • archercc

        I finally got it. If you still haven’t (although by now your probably have) it looks like searching “OK Google Everywhere” turns it on.

  • XvierX

    I loaded this on my droid maxx and nexus 7 v2. I love the new chime.

  • Reza

    Think I need to update my nexus but the sky go app said it won’t work on new os so I turned off auto update for that tho have been after this feature for awhile w/o rooting…OK thanks Google

  • skillz

    Use the app called open mic, and not only can you use “ok google” from anywhere, you can even use it when the screen is off, on any device.

  • jim

    Mine was working fine . even from lock screen , now its everywhere but the lock screen , anyone have a list of which flags should be on and which should not be on ?

  • Peter Schmidt

    I don’t have it too, but saw in the help file on Google, it works only on devices with Android 4.3 and higher, so not for me with Android 4.2. Me <- SAD

  • kaustubh

    It’s available only for nexus or all devices on 4.3 and 4.4??

  • SpiderDice

    Ya so I have version 3.5.14.1234234.arm and I don’t have those options there. I just have the “Ok Google” detection from the home screen. Anyone else having this issue? Thanks!

    • Shagnscooby

      I still don’t have it and I’m on the same version and android “L” even.

  • jboogie1289

    Is this just a Nexus option when launching from any screen? GNote 3 only options to search from Google app, not any screen.

  • Josh Meade

    Apk plz

  • scsharp

    I was lead to believe there was an apk here for this feature. I haven’t found it here in this article.

    • white

      Look through the comments it’s in here.

  • Bionicman

    “You can force OK Google everywhere to be enabled. Enable debug/dogfood settings by using UnleashtheGoogle, found here. http://coggy.euroskank.com/APKs/UnleashTheGoogle.apk
    Force stop Google Search once UTG has ran, then go into search settings, then config flags. Enable both e300 toggles, add your country code(en-US for USA) in “speaker_id_supported_locales”. Save the config by tapping save config settings at the bottom.”

    worked for me – note 3 VZW copied from Android police comment from coggy9

    • nowow

      I just cleared app data and uninstalled updates, then updated google search from the play store and boom, works like a charm.

    • Loquillo123467890

      it worked for me. Hotword is not available in Argentina, but this setting starts to show Audio History. “Ok Google Everywhere” is not available yet at least.

  • Jay Davis

    I haven’t been able to update. Like that option. Really almost get a moto Macclesfield. No I can show my dad how is phone isn’t better than mine no matter what he thinks

  • coolsilver

    Installed the APK, Only on search screen listed. Must need google play services update or something

  • Pam Oakea

    I can’t get it to work. I’ve updated play services and Google search and other than the beep tone change, I don’t see a difference. The settings pages have not updated with it. I rebooted a couple times and force stopped search to try and get my phone to see the change but nothing works. Anyone know how to jump start the process?

  • Илья Рябов

    don’t work (I’m from Russia) maybe app-version doesn’t matter?

  • Steven Di Vita

    So how do you know when the switch gets flipped on? Does the app reset itself?

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  • Rafter

    Has been working fine on my Nexus 4 ever since I installed it, but I’ve been experiencing terrible battery ever since I updated; slept with 94%, woke up with 71%

  • creed

    Google search has updated twice in 24 hours and this feature is still not available. What’s the deal?

  • Zyre

    Is this working for the Nexus 4? I updated Google Search but it doesn’t even show the option.

  • Alex Odom

    Does anyone have the app for the newest version of the Google now launcher? Play store link says not compatible yet. I’m on a s4 kitkat. Thanks

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  • Just got this update on my nexus 4 and no joy on OK Google everywhere. The option doesn’t even appear in the settings. Looks like the feature is limited to specific models.

    • I have a Nexus 5 with the update and don’t have the settings either. I was thinking it’s America only.

  • DWXDX

    It’s on a per account basis, Android police reported it

  • Sambit Biswas

    Doesn’t work on Nexus 4 *sigh*

  • roberthenderson

    Crap! Mine only updated to 3.4.16(Vzw gnote3). Can I get a apk someone?

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    Maybe only works with ART and not with dalvik

  • tylerc23

    I just want it to work. Why won’t it work!? Why?? Why!?

  • morgan boyle

    Sooo, didnt google stop learning the way we speak not that long ago? something about, voice search being effective enough. either way, i’m happy to have it around.

  • Ethan Manning

    Do you have to be running 4.4.4?

  • Cesar

    Touchless Control says “hi.”

  • One Meat Ball

    I’m confused. I thought I had to say “OK Google NOW” on my Moto X. What’s the difference between “OK Google” and “OK Google NOW”?

    • Nikuliai

      That OK Google now takes you to the Motorola voice services first (find my phone, what’s up, etc). OK Google just take you to Google now to voice search

  • Jlo

    Mind sharing the apk

  • Nikuliai

    And there it goes Motorola’s Edge…

    • 213ninja

      isn’t that ideal for consumers though?

      • Nikuliai

        Not for the consumers that are going to sell their X’s to get the X+1 (or the next phone that wows me, it may be another one since they may integrate touchless in other phones), most likely gonna miss active display and the camera twist though

        • 213ninja

          you lost me…if Google packs in new features that are similar or encompass OEM skin features so that everyone can enjoy them, that’s a win win. why should we care if those features are no longer exclusive to moto devices?

          • Nikuliai

            No, that’s not a win-win, it’s a win for consumers that use another flagship, but for Moto is a kick in the balls, they lose the bigger selling point they had. Optimized Kernel, Near Stock and Fast Updates aren’t selling points to the masses, so now Motorola is just an OEM that sells round phones with crappy cameras.

            It’s not the same as a skin, it’s like Google took Boomsound and make it a standard for all phones, HTC would lose the few sales they have.

            Not particularly relevant for any Non user of a Moto X tho, but this seems like the Lenovo sale is about to complete :B

          • 213ninja

            it’s a win for Google, a win for Android users, and a win for the industry. Moto will have to find another way to innovate. it happens every day. why would you care so much about moto sales figures or moto having a competitive edge? if those are features you enjoyed so much, you should be happy you’ll be able to get them in a larger selection of devices. more choice is a good thing. for the life of me i cannot understand why you’d say this is not ideal for consumers selling X’s to get X+1….those folks are not impacted negatively by this one bit….

          • Nikuliai

            Of course they are affected, it’s the biggest selling point of the device. I care because I own one rofl 😛

            I know it’s a win for the general population, but not for me (since I have one of the few dev edition Moto X in my country)

          • 213ninja

            that mentality makes absolutely no sense, it’s completely illogical. you are losing nothing. so what if it was the biggest selling point, its still a feature, you aren’t losing it. it honestly sounds like your feelings are hurt because a feature moto had a lock on got trumped by Google. who cares. you still get to enjoy that feature, and now in a much larger selection of devices. if you want to buy an X+1, you’ll still have those features. if you decide to buy something else, you can still have those features. green grass everywhere you look bud…expand your horizons.

          • Nikuliai

            you’re not getting it so I’m just gonna try it one more time, it’s the biggest selling point, so when I want to resell mine (to get money to buy another phone) the phone is less special so it sells for less money, it’s not about what’s best for the general ecosystem, I’m talking of what’s best for my wallet (and Moto’s, but I care more about mine)

          • 213ninja

            alright, now it’s clear your angle is your resale value…that wasn’t apparent to me……………

            i think you’ll be alright. personally, i’d doubt customers on swappa or ebay will be considering a particular feature in Android L when determining a fair price for a used moto X….i think the most important thing is physical/functional condition and whether or not the next version of that phone is out, not necessarily other phones with similar features.

            working late so while i’m waiting for jobs to run i gotta kill time somehow……

          • Nikuliai

            Yeah it will probably be alright if I sell on the uninformed market, but I mostly use a specialized forum, probably gonna change in this situation tho so I can get a better price

            PS: didn’t actually thought you would answer this fast at this hour lol

          • Jay

            I wouldn’t agree that this edges out the X. I have an old RAZR HD and my wife has a Moto X. If I’m in the kitchen doing something where my hands are dirty, I still have to touch my phone, even if it’s now only hitting the power button to get to the lockscreen. The X can listen without being touched.

          • Nikuliai

            It was actually my bad, I didn’t notice (until 3am -> 6 hours ago where I live) that you can have the phone “locked” but it needs to be active (screen on) and the only way to bypass this is to have the phone plugged in, so the X is not really losing its edge since the best part of touchless controls is… well… that they’re actually touchless

          • Jay

            Precisely. I still think it’s a great add on for me, as I used to have to hit the power button, unlock, then swipe up from the home button in order to get the phone to listen to me, but it’s by no means a better setup than the truly touchless controls on the X.

          • Nikuliai

            I think it will be in the next years tho (when most devices have at least the Snapdragon 800-> low core processor for sensors and language)

          • Jay

            I certainly think Google would like to move that way. It’s a great and very useful feature, and the voice functionality on Android phones has become a lot more robust, but they’re still going to have to have specific hardware to support it.

          • Nikuliai

            precisely, it looks like a gimmick but half of the time I’m using google search it’s with touchless (can’t when it’s tecnical language), like you said, for this to be pseudo default the hardware is still needed, but all the latest flagships (since last fall) should be able to handle the dedicated process like the One+1 does since they all have or the Snapdragon 800 or the X8. There is a big problem with this tho, the biggest smartphone OEM is going with their own voice services (that suck -> yeah Samsung I’m talking to you) so most of the Android community still doesn’t use the Google voice search at all 😛

          • Simon Belmont

            I think we’ll see the truly touchless controls on stock Android (probably on the Nexus 5, first) with the L release. I read a rumor on Android Police that mentions that Google is working on this (the first step was allowing touchless activation with the screen off, but on the charger, which just came true).

            So, the next step is leveraging that low-power listening core in Snapdragon 800 SoCs to listen all the time. Probably in an update to Google Search in the not-so-distant future.

          • Nikuliai

            I think that’ll happen when the S800 is more of a standard, in like a year or so

          • Simon Belmont

            It’s in virtually all the flagships right now, as we speak, since fall of last year. I’d wager it’ll be a reality by this coming fall.

            Besides Google has already thrown phones without SD800s a bone with the always listening while charging ability. It’s not EXACTLY the same, but it’s really nice to have (especially in the car).

          • Nikuliai

            just flagships tho, it can’t be made a standard if it’s on 10 phones

  • Mike Saleh

    Where is the apk?!?!

  • Jhan-Michael Lyons

    I got the update… but i dont have that option for ok google everywhere, must be device specific. I have a nexus 4

  • teebone

    Does not work for me!!

    • duke69111

      It looks like its rolling out per account.

  • mcdonsco

    Not available on Verizon Moto X . . . 🙁

    Even so, when will we be able to train our own launch command? Maybe it’s just me(?), but I REALLY hate “Ok Google Now”…Why can’t we already just train our own phrases? Only reason I can think of is cohesiveness for Google marketing purposes.

    • miri

      Unlikely. Having a hard-coded, easy to understand command helps with efficiency.

  • Simon Belmont

    Wow. I bet this means we can finally trigger Google Voice Search from a BT headset instead of getting that old voice dialer.

    I can’t wait to try that out. Sweet.

  • brkshr

    Kellen posted this from the Enola Gay… Just dropped this giant bomb and flew away to watch the aftermath of fail from a distance.

  • Bruce Lo

    it works for me. Installed both google search 3.5 and latest play service. Need english US to work tho. =)

    • jnt

      stock N5 or what?

      • Bruce Lo

        well, it is Purity ROM.

  • AbeVilla

    Now once they get this going when my N5 is asleep… Goodbye moto x.

    • Simon Belmont

      Exactly. That’s what I’ve been waiting for on my N5.

      I think we’ll have to wait for the L release for that to be happen, though. Can’t wait.

      • grumpyfuzz

        L release will be coming very soon, well, at least the beta version or whatever they’re calling it.

        • Simon Belmont

          Yes, indeed. I might even give it a try myself.

          I may wait and just see what these sites dig up first, though. Then take the plunge when I’m ready.

        • steve

          You think you’ll be able to try L beta on OEM phones or just Nexus? I have GS5

  • droidrazredge

    Google Search 3.5.14 basically makes any Android phone that receives this update a Moto X with Touchless controls. The Moto X is no longer unique in this regard anymore. I’m still waiting for the update but does this also work from the lock screen ?

    • miri

      Except for the part where you still have to touch your phone.

      • brkshr

        Except for the part where other phones don’t have a low power dedicated listening processor core…

        • miri

          Snapdragon 800 and up has the core. No sensor core, though.

          • Simon Belmont

            Well. It actually does have a low power sensor core.

            You can see it in the first figure, on the right side: http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/800 .

          • brkshr

            I know, but no manufacturer uses them. I’m willing to bet that this update doesn’t use them either.

          • Simon Belmont

            I don’t think the low-power language core will get used until the L release. We’ll probably see it used on the Nexus 5 first when that update arrives.

            There have already been rumors from Android Police about touchless controls happening soon, even when the phone’s screen is off (for phones without a low-power core, they’ll need to be plugged in). I think this system wide OK Google is just a stepping stone towards that end.

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      I’m not sure about that. The article says nothing about using the hotword when the screen is off.

  • Leif Sikorski

    On my S4 I see the options but it looks like it’s only available for US english at the moment. The weird thing is that it won’t even recognize my “ok google” when I try to do the setup process with the language changed to us english. There is also a new option to train the voice engine but that keeps greyed out for me doesn’t matter which language I choose.

  • Nayners

    Play services 5.0.77

    https://copy.com/dcx4UVjSdyUa

    • evol1knobi

      Still can’t see the update after installing this services version on n5.

      • Nayners

        Reboot?

        • evol1knobi

          Yeah nothing still.

          • Aooga

            Don’t worry, it’s not working for most people.

        • jnt

          cleared data and rebooted with nothing…

          • steve

            Ya it isnt working for me with new play services either. I’m on GS5

  • Droid Ronin

    If I install this on my Moto X and say “OK, Google Now”, does that mean that it will trigger Search briefly, then the Touchless Control?

    • miri

      That depends on whether you can get Google Now’s hotword detection working at all.

    • @disqus_byS20xDW96:disqus @droidronin:disqus This feature doesn’t work on the Moto X or it Droid brethren for this reason.

  • evol1knobi

    All these comments and no one can include what version of Service they have lol

    • Michael Neumann

      Using Play Services 5.0.77 on a GPE HTC M7 with Search 3.5.14.1234234.arm and in the Voice settings of Search, it only shows hotword detection in the Google Search app, and nothing else like shown above.

      • evol1knobi

        I have 4.4.52 and I can’t see this new feature.

        Edit: Installed 5.0.77 on n5 and still can’t see the new features. Oh well, I still have nova launcher 🙂

  • mickey4mice

    Is this tied to GEL? I use Apex launcher with Xposed Ok Google for 3rd Party Launchers module and I’ve been enjoying this exact feature sans the lockscreen hotword since the module became available. With this Google Search update, does it make MohammadAG’s module redundant? Also, do we need Google search bar on the home screen for it to work?

    • brkshr

      They opened the hotword detection up to any app, if you select the option. So no, you don’t need the search bar on the homescreen and yes, MohammadAG’s module would be redundant.

  • miri

    Shows up on My Moto X but hotword detection in Google Now is still broken. Is hotword detection still broken for anyone else? I heard 4.4.2 fixed it for some…

  • Ray

    working like a charm on my S4

  • chris kilps

    does not work on the moto x, probubley to stop confusion for the phone. still wish I could change the speech words to just ok google insted of ok google now.

  • US only? just installed on my Nexus 5, under “OK Google” Detection I only get from Google Search app…

    • EwahApps

      Read the rest of the comments before you comment, your not the only one who’s having issues with it not working.

  • duke69111

    Now I don’t need the OK google xposed module.

    • Rodeojones000

      If you use Nova Launcher you don’t need that module. He’s got that option built into the launcher.

      • duke69111

        Cool. Thanks for letting me know.

  • duke69111

    Can we shrink the major McDonalds add on each page. It keeps auto playing and over taking the audio on the videos that you guys have posted.

    • Yeah, it’s probably the biggest ad I’ve seen on the Intarwebnetz in all my years of being a netizen.

  • Rodeojones000

    Updated using the apk posted. Don’t have any options to allow OK Google from any screen. Perhaps because I’m using a G2?

    • brkshr

      It’s happening on Nexus devices as well. Probably something Google needs to enable on their end. They’re probably just doing a staged roll out at this point.

      • Rodeojones000

        That’s what I figured. I’ll just wait until I get the official update.

  • Andrew Knighton

    Go to setting in the app then voice then make sire you have audio history turned on. Go to okay google detection profit

    • jnt

      Those options simply aren’t there for everybody.

    • Rodeojones000

      This isn’t an option for me on my G2 after updating using the apk. Oh well.

  • Michael Neumann

    Kellex, what version of Google Play Services are you running?

  • Brendan Owens

    I’m really digging the subtle change in sound effects when the hotword is detected

  • ThatBabyAintMine

    From the support page linked in the article:

    “”This feature is currently unavailable on this device” error: The “Ok Google” on every screen setting is not available for Moto X or Moto G, and other older Android devices.”

    So those of you not getting this to work on your device, blame Droid-Life for failing to test this on multiple devices.

  • Kevin

    Audio history isn’t new. I remember browsing throuigh my audio files on ICS or Jellybean? And then they removed the option to view your audio history. i guess they added it back.

    • Well, it used to be included, then Google got rid of it. Now it’s back.

      • jnt

        What version of Play Services are you using? This isn’t working for a lot of us. Thx!

  • Rashad

    The Moto X had this as a phone already but it’s nice that Google decided to update the Google Search app as well for the same purpose.

  • brkshr

    Doesn’t work on my N5 or N7(13). Does this need the new Google Play Services update as well?

    • tehcodeman

      Doesn’t on my Droid MAXX either. The two options Kellen mentions aren’t even there to select. However, it did update and the Google Search listening sound is now slightly different.

      • Yeah I also noticed that the listening sound is different.

  • David Hyman

    So how is this different than what the Moto X does?

    • brkshr

      It doesn’t work with the screen off

      • Rashad

        So, Moto is still better in that sense.

        • David Hyman

          The audible history sounds cool, hopefully my moto will push the comments into the history too!

        • brkshr

          yup! Also, the fact that the Moto X uses the low power natural language processor. Keeping battery life usage to a minimum. I don’t know if Google Search can take advantage of Qualcomm’s 800+ voice processor. (or however it is that they have a low power always listening mode, that is not utilized in any devices)

          • Al-Burrit0

            Yup and technically without the update you can say “okay Google” instead of “okay Google now” with your Moto X but its not 100% affective lol

          • Jason B

            You can retrain your Moto X’s Touchless Controls with “Okay Google.” Using “Okay Google Now” reduces the chances of false positives though.

          • Al-Burrit0

            Nice did not no that 🙂

          • Joe

            It’s utilized in the note 3 and s5

          • Simon Belmont

            The OPPO Find 7a uses it. I think the OnePlus One uses it, too. 😉

            Android Police had a rumor a few weeks back about the feature where it will activate Google Search from anywhere, and even with the screen off using a voice command, when on the charger (that rumor just came true). That same rumor said that devices with low power listening cores (like the N5) will get the always on listening soon enough, so we’re almost there. 😀

      • Guest

        It doesn’t work with the screen off… yet. I’m sure there’ll be a mod soon enough

        • brkshr

          Only if you have a dedicated low power core for voice recognition… Which pretty much just means the Moto X and Qualcomm 800+ SoC devices.

      • Brian

        I have a galaxy s5 and it works when my screen is off ^^;

        • jnt

          What version of Google Play Services do you have?

        • Aooga

          How? I have one as well and would really like to know how? If it’s using car mode, never mind.

    • Rashad

      It’s not, from what I can tell.

  • LtnDwg

    The last Google Search update had a pesky bug that had me choose a home launcher constantly. Was that ever fixed?

  • matt

    Just downloaded and I’m not getting the option on my Nexus 5 🙁

    • evol1knobi

      I don’t see it either

    • brkshr

      Same

    • Raj Bhatt

      I also don’t have those new options after installing from Kellen’s link.

    • Jared Denman

      Did you enable it in the settings? Mine works fine.

      • matt

        Yes, the only option is “From Google Search app”

        • Renjamin

          Ditto, same thing for me on my N5. Running the 3.5.14 version with no new setting appearing.

      • evol1knobi

        Pics

      • jnt

        There is no option in settings. What version of Services do you have?

        • Renjamin

          4.4.52

          • guijcm

            Already updated. Still don’t have the option.

          • Raj Bhatt

            It doesn’t work for me even with the latest Play Services. 5.0.7.7

          • ziplock9000

            Same. Not working and I have the latest everything!

    • turdbogls

      its apparently server side…well, thats what I have seen someone else say. I also have the latest GPservices, and the lates google app. but we have to wait patiently for google to flip our switches apparently. 🙁

    • arjun basu

      Neither am I getting it on my nexus 7.can someone help

      • asdf

        I’m not getting it on my Nexus 4 or my Nexus 10! Very annoying!

  • Probably needs to be enabled at the account level. I got the update, but those options aren’t available yet.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    This doesn’t work on my Nexus 5.

  • thign342

    Neither of these features appear on the version currently rolling out on the Play Store.

  • I’m a little confused here… is this going to work for someone who runs Nova Launcher. I know Nova has the option for the hotword from the homescreen but if I turn that off, turn the Google Search hotword on will I still be able to use this? At one point Google Launcher was backed into Google Search but it seems to be two separate apps now.

    • Michael Neumann

      Supposedly it will work in any application.

  • cjohn4043

    I’m waiting for the day when I say “Okay, Google” and 10 devices go off around my house.

    • Dave

      “Ok Google format sD card, call police, cash out retirement.”

      • Kevin

        Why call the police though?

        • Sandra Chris

          I don’t have those additional options like “From lock screen” or “From any screen”.

          • grunge

            Yes same thing for me, i checked it, unfortunately these functionality is not available for the older versions of android, mine is 4.2.2 that’s the saddest part, they started considering 4.2.2 as an old android. Pretty much new apps with some pretty cool features even the launchers are somewhat not made for 4.2.2. Time to upgrade for myself, I guess. All the best.

          • grunge

            SC

          • Abhishek Indoria

            Don’t you already have “Okay Google Now” everywhere?

          • kubukoz

            On Moto G, no.

          • ShawVicDaas

            THIS IS EXACTLY MY PROBLEM

          • grunge

            yes

        • T4rd

          Because he just killed that hooker to get his money back and needs to format the pics he took on it of her and use his retirement money to flee to Europe. =p

          • Kevin

            That didn’t answer my question.

          • Robert Johnson

            Indeed, the only reason I can reckon is that he needs someone to “take care” of his dog.

          • Dave

            Win!

          • And Decltective of the year award goes to….

          • Thug

            Dam, Living a GTA Lifestyle

        • Dave

          Just citing examples of how you could wreak havoc on people activating a search while their phone is locked. Maybe voice recognition could eventually be user specific.

          • Kevin

            Isn’t voice recognition already specific to an individual user? I know on my Moto X no one can activate it because it only recognizes my voice.

          • Nikuliai

            Depends on the training. A coworker actually manages to activate it imitating my voice at the third or fourth time

          • Kevin

            Your coworker deserves a slap for trying to mess with your phone.

          • Half the time, my Moto X doesn’t even activate using _MY OWN_ voice. However, it sometimes pops on while listening to podcasts in my car… I’ve even tried multiple times to retrain it. It worked great in the beginning, now it barely works at all. Other Moto X stuff still works dandy.

          • Vibhav Gupta

            It already is user specific. Try it out, it’s awesome.

      • TuxRug

        I like to wait until someone is demoing the Moto X at my local Best Buy, then from an aisle down yell “OK GOOGLE” and see the reactions when the phone drops whatever they’re doing for the voice prompt.

    • double1

      Or just walk by people and go ” OK google, search for horse porn”

      • Dave

        Exactly… the opportunity for trouble seems wide open.

        • niuguy

          Just like that purdy horse.

      • jab416171

        It’ll only respond to your voice (assuming you turn on the voice data)

    • I’m actually really curious how that will work. Right now on my Droid Maxx, it’s “OK Google Now” and on Glass it’s “Ok Glass” but when I’m sitting in my car, with Google Auto, wearing my G Watch with my Nexus 7 in the car and I say “OK Google” which one will answer? And what about more complex commands like “Ok Google, Play Bonobo Radio”?

      • Well, Google Auto is powered by your phone, and the Google would contextually know you are in your car, since the phone it is connected to is docked in the Google Auto cradle/plug, so likely just your car would answer, relaying it to your phone, which may show the response on your watch (play/pause controls for you now playing music). It is all “contextual” and would figure itself out. My phone already knows when I’m in the car due to either being connected to my car BT, or from the movement/noise (I have a Moto X). It will read me my text messages and automatically starts my podcast player.

    • bobprobert

      okay google wash my car

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    • Already activates my phone when I use OK Google in Chrome on the Desktop!

    • Johnathan Jennings

      Why doesn’t this work on my HTC One???

  • Nayners

    Quick! Somebody post up an .apk!

  • jrop

    Does “Okay, Google” work if the device is asleep (locked, with the screen off)?

    • Michael Neumann

      Yes, but only if its charging.

      • jrop

        Huh, too bad. Was wishing it was going to be more Moto X-like…oh well.

  • senor_heisenberg

    This is good. Damn good.

  • ThatBabyAintMine

    Doesn’t work on my Nexus 4, my Search app updated this morning to 3.5.14.1234234.arm. In fact, I don’t have those additional options like “From lock screen” or “From any screen”. Did you guys test this on just one device and think it works for all?

    • ziplock9000

      Same here. Not working.

      • James Briano

        Try going to Google Settings, open the menu, choose “Get Verification Code”.

        • ziplock9000

          And then do what?

          • James Briano

            It suddenly showed up for me……. I also UNINSTALLED Korean Keyboard. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence.

          • ziplock9000

            I think it possibly is just coincidence. What phone are you using, android version and which country?

          • James Briano

            Nexus 5. “L” Dev Preview. USA.

    • ziplock9000

      Me neither, I’m running Android 4.4.4 on N4, with the Google Search and Play Services versions that are supposed to work (via side loading)

  • before anyone asks… you know the APK download is coming… just wait.. Droid-Life is good for that.

      • Nayners

        Boom! Atta boy. DL for life. shhhhhhhhh

      • haha thanks, K!!

        • ThatBabyAintMine

          Good luck getting it to work on your phone. Look like the feature is being rolled out in phases, despite whether you have the updated app or not.

      • Will P

        Just installed on Nexus 5. I don’t have the same voice settings as your video :-/

      • thing342

        Still doesn’t work on either N5 or N7 (2013)

        • NexusPhan

          Needs Google play services 5.0

          • jnt

            Isn’t helping for a lot of people, myself included :/

          • NexusPhan

            Do you go into setting and enable “Audio History”?
            Edit: Settings for Google Now Voice.

          • jnt

            For those that it’s not working, that setting doesn’t exist – unless it’s somewhere outside of the Google Search app?

          • NexusPhan

            It’s complex. DL should explain it.
            1. You need 5.0 Google Play Services and new Google Search.
            2. Open settings in Google Now and go to “voice”.
            3. Under “voice” enable “Audio History”
            4. Select “”OK Google” Detection” and enable from every screen.
            It worked on 4 devices for me across two users.

          • grumpyfuzz

            audio history isn’t there under voice, new google play services and google search.

          • NexusPhan

            And you’ve downloaded the Google Play Services 5.0 apk? Weird. Guess I’m lucky. I’m positive it’ll be pushed out for everyone soon.

          • grumpyfuzz

            Yep. Pretty weird how google is pushing this update out.

          • jnt

            Yeah I wish #3 was there for me – must be random rollout. I’m digging through my Google settings online to see if it could be tied to anything there. 🙂

          • BarKa

            there is no Audio history option available for me

          • Daniel Tremblay

            Same for me

          • Jeffrey Tarman

            It’s dependent upon account. It’s slowly being enabled across all users over the next few days

          • antwonw

            What this guy said x100! It will not work unless it’s been rolled out to your account.

          • Zachary Wood

            Did it this exact way and it works. Galaxy s5

      • Chris Klopfenstein

        Apk didn’t work on Note 3. Installed, but sans option.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    Woah!! NICE!!!!