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Motorola's new secret sauce: 'Touchless control' and 'Active notifications'

0. phoneArena 23 Jul 2013, 11:57 posted on

Motorola has just unveiled not just a new trio of Motorola Droids, but its new ‘secret sauce’, exclusive features…

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posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:06 8

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


This is cool!!
If it doesn't drain the battery, then i'm all for it.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:21 5

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


active screen sound like a glace screen. hmmmmmmm interesting though but still it's a cool feature invented by nokia in symbian old glory.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:07

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Tardar sauce

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:34 5

7. Knicknevin (Posts: 138; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


tartar sauce?

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:09 1

15. domen151 (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Maybe he means grumpy cat ;)

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 18:42

27. Secondhead (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Seems like he want to say banana punch

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 04:31

32. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Tardar Sauce = Grumpy Cat

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:09 4

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


now that's a set of great, practical features.
i've always wanted to be able to navigate to places while driving without touching my phone.
Google Now's initial launch got pretty close to making that a reality for me but this just goes all the way.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:53 7

10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Its more useful and intuitive than touchwiz gestures

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:01

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


sure is!
these new Droids kill the S4 as far as i'm concerned.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:53 1

21. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Without using those features is already perfect. It kills s4. Am happy s4 is a reference point to other phones believed to have good features. The only way to kill s4 is to sell more than 20million copies in two months. until that record is beaten.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:10

4. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I guess people are finally taking off their foil hats over the always-on, always-listening phone.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:12 4

5. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Now this,is awesome.unlike other 'innovations' (looking at you galaxy s4)

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:34 4

6. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Still rather have the Samsung, not really feeling excited for this at all probably because Motorola never makes it to the UK anyway and because it's well.....meh!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 04:09

31. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


whatever works for you man.i personally would use these features than to wave my hand around on phone which has a perfectly capable touchscreen.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:35 5

8. Orionsbelt (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Hopefully they have a good way to distinguish different voices in the same room. Would be interesting to see what happens with multiple phones near each other.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:44 4

9. shuaibhere (Posts: 1671; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


These features are awesome...
But when samsung makes these kinda features everyone says it is useless.....lot of samsung hate here...

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 12:56 7

11. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Samsung came with a lot of useful features in s4, all people could say was 'gimmick', now is from Moto, and is cool. Afterall moto is cool. Haters wake up!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:02 4

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Motorola's brought actual, practical features to the table.
most of the Software Samsung brings people just don't use. it bloats up the phone.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:21 2

17. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Actual and practical features indeed. Without a single soul giving a practical testimony on how these features of Moto, is already perfect in some peoples minds. I doubt if anyone held the s4 before casting doubts and dozens of criticisms whether those features are beneficial- no chance, no one allowed the sleeping dog to lie. Probably, this the first day a lot of us came to learn about this moto features and is already okay, perfect!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:23

18. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Actual and practical features indeed. Without a single soul giving a practical testimony on how these features of Moto, is already perfect in some peoples minds. I doubt if anyone held the s4 before casting doubts and dozens of criticisms whether those features are beneficial- no chance, no one allowed the sleeping dog to lie. Probably, this the first day a lot of us came to learn about this moto features and is already okay, perfect!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:40 2

20. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


So, Moto' features are "practical?" Disappointed but not surprised. Having you wave your hand over the S4 to reject or answer a call is not "practical" according to you right? I guess you have never gotten your hands wet or been in the kitchen then.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:34

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it really isn't.
how often do you have to use your phone in the time it would take you to dry or wipe your hands and who would even think to use it if they did? it's neat and there's a situation for that feature to be used but it's very, very unlikely to be used since it's so unimportant.

Moto on the other hand has given me a way to reroute my Google Maps while i'm driving without even looking at the phone. that's practical and it piggy backs on the progress Google makes with Now so the possibilites are endless. Google will probably update Google Search tomorrow so Google Now will do even more and now hands-free with Motorola.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:38 1

19. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Haters will always hate. They will give stupid excuses to justify their ignorance.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 14:05 1

22. HouTexan (Posts: 316; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Similar to how they praise LG's design language, but piss on Samsung's, when the designs look almost exactly the same! smh

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 13:03 2

14. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Sorry fellas, the day that speech recognition becomes 100% accurate is the day when keyboards will die.

We are far far far from that day, as of yet.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 21:04

28. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


and don´t forget that there are way more languages than keyboard layouts and it is a looooot harder to code for diferent languages than for change the kb layout

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 16:15

23. muhsen (Posts: 267; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


hello nokia glance

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:18

24. google-apple (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


AWESOME...

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 18:01

26. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Touchless control? So everyone can control this phone? :/

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 21:05

29. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Microphone always on?? PRISM detected.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 03:32

30. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


And I think they are coming in Moto X.

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