1. Carkid367's Avatar
    Almost every review I've read, with the exception of WPCentral of course, states that you have to hit the search button, then hit the microphone for it to start listening. Its like no one realizes that just holding the search button will activate the voice search!!!! Engagdet, CNET, GigaOm, etc... Come on people!!!!
    Jorlon, ven07, JPDVM2014 and 2 others like this.
    04-14-2014 09:46 AM
  2. Ruben de Boer's Avatar
    Thanks i didn't knew this as well
    04-14-2014 10:04 AM
  3. Blakey.'s Avatar
    The problem is that it's easier to do with an always listening device from Google or just picking the phone up and talking to it with Siri. Cortana may be more capable, but the other two are easier to access.
    04-14-2014 10:05 AM
  4. distilledoreo's Avatar
    Only the Moto X is always listening (unless you're on the home screen on a nexus device), and the iPhone requires a long press on the home button after the screen is on.
    04-14-2014 10:17 AM
  5. Blakey.'s Avatar
    Only the Moto X is always listening (unless you're on the home screen on a nexus device), and the iPhone requires a long press on the home button after the screen is on.
    Not true. With the iPhone, there is a setting called "Raise to Speak" where you can pick the phone up, place it against your face like you're talking on the phone, and you can give Siri a command through that.
    04-14-2014 10:44 AM
  6. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    Microsoft has the always listening with the Kinect, a lot of people don't like it. Maybe they figured it's better to be safe and do it this way. It should be an option, but if it was, the whole internet would be like, "OMG, Microsoft is trying to eavesdrop on me talking about my cats!" Also, I believe that there needs to be additional hardware to allow the always listening feature. Maybe in an upcoming phone?
    04-14-2014 02:51 PM

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