1. andreimihaicristian's Avatar
    This is my big concern: is Cortana going to have an always listening mode just like Google Now on the Moto X?
    04-02-2014 11:13 PM
  2. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    This is my big concern: is Cortana going to have an always listening mode just like Google Now on the Moto X?
    Cortana isn't always active I believe, but you can access Cortana from anywhere using the the Search capacitive buttons.
    04-02-2014 11:19 PM
  3. andreimihaicristian's Avatar
    That I know, but i think that this function will be very helpful. I mean I would be nice to give her tasks without touching your device. Here I refer to the high end devices such as Lumia Icon And 1520, armed with Snapdragon 800. To the others I don't thing it would be possible because it will dry their batteries within hours.
    04-03-2014 02:02 AM
  4. bayanii's Avatar
    That I know, but i think that this function will be very helpful. I mean I would be nice to give her tasks without touching your device. Here I refer to the high end devices such as Lumia Icon And 1520, armed with Snapdragon 800. To the others I don't thing it would be possible because it will dry their batteries within hours.
    From previous post, the devices you mentioned don't have the specs. I believe Moto has a separate processor that focuses on the awake feature so it doesn't kill battery life.
    04-03-2014 02:09 AM
  5. marbig's Avatar
    While it would be nice, it's still pretty simple. Double tap the screen to wake, then just hold search. If my hands are out of the question and I really need it, I'm sure I could get away with using my nose...
    04-03-2014 05:07 AM
  6. CSJr1's Avatar
    Even with the prior leaks, I am enamored with Cortana. However I see the OP's point. An always listening option would be very nice. The two button interaction, search->microphone, is not a good user interaction flow.
    04-05-2014 11:34 AM
  7. Rem97's Avatar
    Even with the prior leaks, I am enamored with Cortana. However I see the OP's point. An always listening option would be very nice. The two button interaction, search->microphone, is not a good user interaction flow.
    You don't have to press search then mic, you can just hold search.
    04-05-2014 11:56 AM
  8. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    It is coming as a part of Update 1. Joe said in an interview on last day of build. Think it was PCmag or Tech Crunch.
    philharmonik likes this.
    04-05-2014 12:01 PM
  9. James8561's Avatar
    but wouldn't it be a source of vulnerabilities?
    what if someone got a hold of your phone and start asking cortana everything about you?
    we currently don't have voice distinction for individuals yet do we
    04-10-2014 08:33 PM
  10. DavidinCT's Avatar
    This is my big concern: is Cortana going to have an always listening mode just like Google Now on the Moto X?
    According to Joe B, there was a post on Twitter I believe on this. He said on release there will be not a option for always listening(at least on the Prievew version) but, they are working on it and it should come at some point later on phones that support it (low power listening mode, I believe it's based on the CPU in the phone, newer phones like the ICON/1520 would support it but, older ones like the 920/928 would not ).This feature could have a hit on battery life, but, that will have to be seen when the release with this feature actually hits..and what phones actually support the feature.
    04-11-2014 09:23 AM
  11. tk-093's Avatar
    Like a previous poster mentioned, the Moto X has a special "thingy" (it's a technical term.) that lets it listen all the time and not suck down the battery. It's pretty sweet, to be honest.... when it works.
    04-11-2014 01:03 PM
  12. Malcolm Clement's Avatar
    Like a previous poster mentioned, the Moto X has a special "thingy" (it's a technical term.) that lets it listen all the time and not suck down the battery. It's pretty sweet, to be honest.... when it works.
    The new Snapdragon processors allow for this without an additional processor like the Moto X has. Not sure if the feature is available on the 801 chip or the 805 but the next round of top end devices will be able to take advantage of always listening
    tk-093 likes this.
    04-11-2014 01:14 PM
  13. Tansen's Avatar
    A friend of mine has the Moto X and while the "OK Google Now" recognition isn't 100%, it is pretty consistent when you say it clearly and are no more than 2 feet away from the phone. It actually has come in handy quite a few times from what I gather, but the primary thing that is useful is what google now offers, such as "wake me up in 20 minute" or "remind me to do thing tomorrow" or "call so and so". Cortana will allow all of that, albeit with the press of a button.
    04-11-2014 01:20 PM
  14. Joel S79's Avatar
    Like a previous poster mentioned, the Moto X has a special "thingy" (it's a technical term.) that lets it listen all the time and not suck down the battery. It's pretty sweet, to be honest.... when it works.
    It's just a low powered processing core dedicated to this since the X was Dual Core. Added the extra core so it didn't slow the phone down or put an excessive drain on the battery. Still, any phone with multiple processing cores can dedicate one of them to keeping an ear (microphone?) open for a key phrase while the phone is locked.

    And as far as the security goes, I imagine if you lock your phone with a password, it'll behave differently.
    04-11-2014 02:53 PM
  15. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I imagine an always listening feature will come at some stage. Just as long it's not as lame as saying Okay Google Now.
    04-11-2014 05:51 PM
  16. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Like a previous poster mentioned, the Moto X has a special "thingy" (it's a technical term.) that lets it listen all the time and not suck down the battery. It's pretty sweet, to be honest.... when it works.
    It listens and sends your conversations back to google.
    04-11-2014 11:07 PM
  17. OsamaAdam98's Avatar
    It listens and sends your conversations back to google.
    Some stuff should not be criticised by fanboys really, Kinect.
    anon(8657436) likes this.
    04-11-2014 11:23 PM
  18. tk-093's Avatar
    It listens and sends your conversations back to google.
    just like Tellme does on WP.
    04-12-2014 12:53 PM
  19. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    It listens and sends your conversations back to google.
    Some stuff should not be criticised by fanboys really, Kinect.
    just like Tellme does on WP.
    There is a difference between using user data to make service better vs using user data to make money. Kinect vs Google Whatever.
    herbertsnow likes this.
    04-12-2014 01:07 PM
  20. tk-093's Avatar
    There is a difference between using user data to make service better vs using user data to make money. Kinect vs Google Whatever.
    Is there? I'm ok with a service making money AND improving their service. It doesn't have to be either or.
    OsamaAdam98 likes this.
    04-12-2014 02:39 PM
  21. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Some stuff should not be criticised by fanboys really, Kinect.
    But I trust Microsoft. I can't say the same for google.
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    04-12-2014 07:51 PM
  22. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Is there? I'm ok with a service making money AND improving their service. It doesn't have to be either or.
    Of course there is when the user is only asked for consent to use data to improve service and then in about 150 pages long document somewhere hidden online it says "....and we will sell it to someone else and make money without giving a damn how they use it from there on."

    I would happily let my data be used to improve say Cortana but not if that data then is going to be sold to Google without me knowing about it, so that Google can track me better on Google Earth.
    herbertsnow, tk-093 and Kram Sacul like this.
    04-13-2014 03:46 AM
  23. Steven Ealy's Avatar
    In case any one is still wondering... hands-free Cortana is coming to Lumia Denim update for Windows Phones. But as expected it will only be available with Nokia Lumias with Denim update (i.e Qualcomm SD 400/800)
    09-24-2014 01:24 AM

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