Hello every one, you read the title right. Did you ever wanted to control your Android device with your voice, even when your device is in sleep mode? This feature you must have seen in Google’s MOTO X, oops sorry, Motorola’s MOTO X. There are a lot of cool things about MOTO X one of which is that it is able to invoke Google Now with just your voice. The thing that is even cooler is that it is able to do it even when your phone is in sleep mode. You do not even need to move a single part of your body to interact with your phone. All those people who do not own a MOTO X must be envying the owners mainly because of this awesome feature. One of the members of XDA-developers forum has finally developed an application called Open Mic + with the help of which you can give voice commands to your Smartphone even whet your phone is in sleep mode.
- · With Open Mic + you can access all the commands just by saying “Okay Google” or by just waving your hand in front of the screen.
- · One of the best features of the application is that it has no advertisements and no in-app purchases.
- · This application had made Google now more conversational and provides you lot better answers to your questions even when you hands are busy.
- · The application also ties in with Task for those people who like to tweak and automate a little more to go along with their voice commands.
- The developer has also provided an option for offline mode which allows you to can use the application even when you are not connected to the internet.
- The best thing about this app is that it is free.
But as we know that everything comes with pros and cons. Similarly apart from the advantages, the application has few disadvantages too.
· One of the disadvantages of this application is related to your battery life. You can give voice commands to your phone whenever you want but it is detrimental to your battery life. Even when your phone is locked, the application keeps on running in the background and drains your battery at a very high rate.
The application was available on Google Play store but it was removed by Google without stating any proper reason. Since Android allows installation of APK files from unknown sources, you can still download and install the App “Legally” from xda-developers forums. So this application makes your phone ever ready to listen to your voice even if you are busy driving a car or just lying on your couch.
You may feel uncomfortable after knowing that fact that the app is listening to you 24/7, but that is one of the important things required by the application to work. However the app does not send these voice messages to the server or anywhere else which gives you surety that your voice will not be used for any kind illegal purposes , In case if you feel uncomfortable with the fact that this app is always listening to you then the app probably isn’t for you .