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March 4, 2019 0 Broadband

Google Makes Tweaks to “Ok Google” on Android Phones

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Google is looking to make Android smartphones safer. To that end, the Mountain View company is getting rid of the ability to unlock your Android phone with Voice Match and the “Ok Google” command in a new update to the Google app further securing the system. The search-engine giant has decided to limit the “Voice Match” unlock feature to only launch the Assistant interface on the lock screen instead of unlocking the Android device on the basis of voice match. Moto Z and Pixel XL devices had already lost the functionality with the Google app’s 9.27 update.

With the 9.31 update, other devices that still had continued to have full voice unlocking powers, will also lose it, Engadget reported on Friday.

Previously, with an “Ok Google” command and question, the device would unlock the screen to the app concerned.

From here on users will have to unlock their devices to go beyond just personal results like Google Calendar, email, reminders and shopping lists.

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