Google Search update backfires for some users, removes hands-free capability on alarms and timers
However, following the update, after speaking your request, the process requires the user to tap a "Set Alarm" button. And to make matters more confusing, not every Android phone has lost its hands-free capabilities. Apparently, the Motorola Moto X is one of the models that has been negatively affected by these shenanigans.
Using your smartphone as a timer or alarm clock has become second nature to most. If you create your alarm verbally, you should make sure that your alarm has truly been set. It only takes a few extra seconds to double check. And we don't have to remind you what could happen if you come to work late.