Friday Did You Know? Quick Searching with your Android device

By Patricia Egen • November 28th, 2014

okgoogleRecently, I was playing around with Don’s Samsung phone and stumbled on a neat feature.  Maybe the younger crowd already knew this, but we old keyboarder types forget we can now use our Voice instead of our fingers.  Case in point – you can use voice recognition doing searches and launch it even quicker with a command.

Cut down on the time it takes to manually search for things by doing it with your voice. To activate vocal control over Google searches, go to the apps screen and locate the Google app. Tap it to open Google Now. Next, scroll down until you see the settings gear icon on the bottom right. Hit that and select “Voice.” Then, tap on “Ok Google Detection” and activate the “From any screen” setting. Now you’ll be able to start a Google search from any screen on your phone simply by speaking the phrase, “Ok, Google.”

Now that’s cool.

 

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