Google Hands-free reportedly a real thing. Talk your way through the web while driving

Google Hands-free reportedly a real thing. Talk your way through the web while driving
A couple of months ago, we heard a rumor about KITT – Google's "hands-free" project (though the company reportedly refers to it as "eyes-free"). It is said to be a program developed specifically to help drivers interact with their Android device, while keeping eyes on the road. To accomplish this, it would purportedly take voice commands, read notifications out loud, and display large, readable icons on a black background.

It would seem like Google hands-free is really under development, and apparently may even arrive soon, as Android Police reports that it has found a card of the same name on a regular Android device, though when pressed – it does nothing. It is reported that any user can find it in their Android smartphone (probably needs to be a 4.1 + device) by typing "hands free" in the Google Seach app. A reader created a GIF, showing a "g" symbol appear in the phone's status bar for a moment after tapping the card, then disappear.

We tried it on a couple of devices of our own and, unfortunately, found no trace of said function. Maybe it is limited to a region, or has been removed by Google by now. If you are just now reaching for your phones and trying to find it – let us know if you do.

source: Android Police



9. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Bummer for me. Got nothing

8. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Would be cool to just chat with my phone.

7. Phoenity

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

rooted rommed T-Mobile LG G2 (PA 4.4) and i get the same thing. You can't actually click but it pops up and the G icon appears when you try to press it.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Tried activating by voice, she says she is starting it but no magic.

5. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Shows up on my nexus 5. You can't just type it, you have to type it and click search for it to show up.

3. terry_12s

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2008

Droid Maxx - My phone shows the same thing

2. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

The more interesting part is what you ask Google now to "end Google hands free". It replies that you need to update the Google search app in the play store.

4. jvardon

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

I got the same response

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I get the same thing in the gif

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