5 reasons you should be excited about Android 5.0

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You may be under the impression that Android 5.0 Lollipop is just another software update from Google. And, to the undiscerning eye, that might be true. Sure, apps look a bit different, notifications look different, and there are a few little tweaks that infuriate your spouse because, ...

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Developers can add “OK Google” support with only 6 lines of code

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One of the best upcoming features of Android is the handsfree “OK Google” voice activation and Google has posted a cheat sheet on how to bring the voice search to your App. All it takes is a small addition to the AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect to Google Now using the ...

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How To: Enable “OK Google” on all screens of your Android

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Want to enable Google Now voice search from any screen of your Android? Of course you do. Thanks to a recent update to the search app you can now say, “OK Google” from anywhere you want on your Android smartphone or tablet. It’s quite easy to do, actually, and here’s how ...

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Google Search update rolls out, “OK Google” hotword now works from any screen.

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With Google I/O in full swing and a mass of exciting new products and features being announced, the company are not letting this get in the way of getting updates pushed out to its current Android OS. One of the latest updates see Google Search 3.5.14 arrive which brings two very major ...

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Action Launcher 2.1 beta adds double tap to lock and “OK, Google” functionality

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Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite 3rd party launchers for Android, and as long as you’re a beta tester, it just got much better. The app has gone for some time without any new features being added to it, most likely due to Mr. Lacy’s other great endeavors. ...

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Enable “OK Google” on 3rd party launchers on any device

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One of the cool features of the Moto X is the always listening “Ok Google” feature which allows you to prompt a voice command in Google Now without even having to touch the device. Now a mod for the Xposed Framework has been created over at XDA Developers to enable “OK ...

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‘Ok Google, Take a Picture’ Goes Live on Google Search App

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If you’ve ever wanted to take a picture hands-free by simply prompting Google of your intentions, then Google’s latest enhancement to their Android Search App and Google Now will allow you to do just that. When you want to capture that perfect moment, all you have to do now is hit ...

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Google Search App Updated – Brings in expanded card information

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Google have pushed an update to their Google Search App bringing in a variety of new features. The new changes primarily revolve around the Google Now cards which now include extra information for various sports and expandable information relating to stocks. Also included in the update is ...

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Nexus 5 ‘Always-On’ compatible with Ok Google command

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The Moto X has a great feature which allows Google Now to be triggered with a simple ‘Ok Google’ voice command, which is made possible due the device always listening for that particular phrase to be announced. Other devices such as the Galaxy S5 can be trigged using the ‘Ok ...

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‘OK Google’ voice activation hits Google Chrome browser Beta

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Google Voice Search has been rolled out to the Google Chrome desktop browser over some time and users are now able to use their voice to conduct search commands right within their browser. Google have taken this to the next level in their latest Beta of Google Chrome with the popular “Ok ...

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Todoist for Android updated with Google Now and DashClock support

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While Todoist is available for multiple devices and platforms, today the to-do list app for Android received a major update when it was updated to version 2.1 that integrates it with Google Now and DashClock. If you’re not familiar with Todoist, there is both a free and paid version to ...

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Chrome OS getting Android 4.4 “OK Google” voice interaction

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If you’re running a Dev Channel version of Chrome OS you may want to update to the latest build. New to the OS is the ability to use the “Ok Google” command that was introduced in the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat. By opening up the app launcher and using this voice command, it... ...

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