Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Jul 2013 17:50 UTC
Google "The Moto X is apparently always listening for commands, the initiating command appears to be 'Ok Google Now' without having to load Google Now or select voice operation, after hearing this command the phone instantly responds with the information you require or performs the function you want, like providing directions or setting reminders or other Google Now functions." Google always listening in? Sure, that's not creepy at all or anything.
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RE[3]: Expect some trouble
by Nelson on Sun 14th Jul 2013 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Expect some trouble"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Yeah, that's true. We'll see. Still, I have faith in Google to do the right thing here. It just strikes me as such an obvious potential problem that they can't possibly be that dumb, frankly speaking.

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RE[4]: Expect some trouble
by Laurence on Sun 14th Jul 2013 21:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Expect some trouble"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

To be honest, I'm starting to lose faith in Google's ability to secure Android. I love the platform, but there seems to be a lot of failings on it when it comes to security, with the recent cert vulnerability being the cherry on the cake. And I'm not convinced that the virus scanners are any good either (Avast failed the testing I'd done - though that was anything but scientific).

I really think security should be Google's primary concern as Android at the moment feels like the same kind of "open season" for malware that Windows suffered a few years ago.

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RE[4]: Expect some trouble
by WereCatf on Sun 14th Jul 2013 21:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Expect some trouble"
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2006-02-15

Yeah, that's true. We'll see. Still, I have faith in Google to do the right thing here. It just strikes me as such an obvious potential problem that they can't possibly be that dumb, frankly speaking.


I don't think it's going to be too precise simply due to the fact that they'd probably want it to be able to recognize commands even if the owner had a sore throat, had some allergic reaction, were drunk or happened to be in a noisy environment. Also, there just happen to be many people who are either good at imitating someone or just naturally have a similar voice.

It remains to be seen how well it performs, but I'm gonna admit I don't expect much.

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