According to a leaked video that appears to be from Canadian wireless carrier Rogers, Google's upcoming Moto X device will feature passive listening in order to respond to voice requests without a button press. The video, originally spotted by Ausdroid, shows a user speaking to the phone to retrieve weather information from Google Now; by saying "Ok Google Now," the phone accepts voice commands, similar to the way Google Glass works. "Your Moto X is ready to listen and respond," the Rogers representative says in the video. "Talk to it, and it learns your voice." If you've been keeping score, that makes the Moto X the second high-profile device this year to boast an always-on listening feature.
The leaked video also demonstrates an alert system that flashes "active updates" when the phone is asleep to show which programs have notifications waiting. "Instead of a blinking light that doesn't actually tell you anything," the ad says, "information quietly appears on the screen."
Finally, the video shows off the Moto X's photo features, including a new trick that allows a user to flick their wrist twice to access the phone's camera. Another feature demonstrated in the leaked video will allow users to take a photo by tapping anywhere on the screen instead of having to press a shutter button.
The Moto X is the first phone to be created by Motorola entirely under Google's hand, and is expected to be available this summer. In the leaked video, Rogers notes an August release, so we should be hearing something more official from Google soon.
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