Motorola Touchless Control learns some new Google Now tricks

Of all of Motorola’s smartphones, the Moto G may be the one we’re most infatuated with at the moment, but as we pointed out in our recent review, the phone’s not without its faults. After all, you’ve got to make cuts somewhere in order to deliver a handset as eminently affordable as the Moto G is, and one of the features that ended up on the chopping block was the very useful Touchless Control. Luckily, Motorola’s other recent Androids do have access to the app, and today are seeing an update bring it some new functionality.

We already know that certain Google Now queries can be run with Touchless Control, and this update expands on that selection to give you even more options (while still restricting any Now results that might delve into personal details for only after you’ve unlocked your phone).

And speaking of unlocking, the update now lets you enter a PIN by voice – clearly, you’re not going to want to do this in public, but it’s still a nice option to have. Beyond that, the changes are relatively minor, though Motorola does note that this update is supposed to be compatible with Android 4.4 only – which means that owners of Droid Ultra series models may want to stay away until they see some firmware updates land.

Source: Google Play
Via: Droid-life

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