Friday, June 27, 2014

[APK] "OK Google" Now Works From Anywhere On Your Android Phone

 

There's a new update to the Google Search app that's starting to roll out that lets you say "OK Google" to trigger voice search from anywhere instead of just the home-screen. Also we have heard some rumors that Google would be trying to bring the yell-at-your-phone-from-anywhere superpowers the Moto X has to all phones, and while you'll have to have your phone plugged in to get it to work with the screen off, it's a step in that direction. And one that won't completely devour your battery. Hopefully.

You can toggle it on (once the 3.5.14 update gets pushed out to your phone) by going to Menu>Settings>Voice>"Ok Google" Detection. It seems that Google is enabling the feature phone by phone though, so there's no guarantee it's coming to yours right this second, its is server side.
Here are the APK's mirrors if you still waiting for the Update via Google Play Store and want to sideload it in your phone :

com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox-3.5.14.1234234.arm.apk - 23.8MB
The new version of the Google Search app also has an option for "Voice History," which will keep track of your voice commands to help make Google Now better.[Droid Life]