The ‘Touchless Control’ or ‘Always Listening’ feature was introduced last year with the Moto X. It allows it users to interact with the phone and pull up Google Now without touching the device. To use it, all you have to do is shout “OK Google Now” and say a command like ‘set alarm,’ get directions’ or any of the known Google Now questions. This feature is so great that many people installed 3rd party apps trying to mimic it on their non-motorola devices without great success.
According to a Reddit user, the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will have a similar ‘always-listening’ Google Now feature as the Moto X. As you can see in the screenshot above, the ‘Always On’ feature is included within the “Ok Google” Detection section in the Google Settings application. The description says ‘responds to your voice. Works whether the screen is on or off.’ This will come in handy when you can’t reach your phone while driving, cooking or any activity that requires the use of your hands.
The Galaxy Note 4 is set to launch on October 17 and will be offered by most U.S. carriers. The question of the day is: will you be buying one?