"OK Google" command coming back to Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge from any screen

Once again, saying "OK Google" from any screen will activate the Google Search app on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. First, you will have to install a software update being sent out by Google. While most thought that the disappearance of the feature was an intentional act by Samsung, it turned out that the problem was actually a turf war between Google Search and Samsung's own voice activated S Voice.

Today, a Community Manager on the Google Support Forum made the announcement that a fix is rolling out to users. However there will be some residual effects. Turning on the "OK Google" feature will limit the ability of S Voice to react to a hot word to activate that service. Of course, if you turn off the "OK Google" feature, you can then go back to using the S Voice hot word.

Google's fix will work for those who have Google Search version 4.5 or higher installed on their handset. Make sure that you are up to date, and when Google's update arrives and is installed, you will then be left with the decision of your life. Which will you choose, Google Search or S Voice?  The choice is entirely yours.


source: Google via AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

the choice is obvious:D

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

noticed it last week with the 5.02 update but its now under the smart lock screen area

3. gaming64 unregistered

Why still add the command when tou already have one? It'll just become bloatware within time.

4. waddup121 unregistered

cool!

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

F yeah, it works!!!!

6. Eclectech

Posts: 346; Member since: May 01, 2013

I have the Galaxy S6. I don't know what S Voice does and I don't want to know. Ok, Google: Update Phone and remove TouchWiz

7. ThePATRIOToverlord

Posts: 50; Member since: May 29, 2015

fantastic. this takes a log on any apple offering and their nonsensical "Hey siri" on charge. google now is king

8. hiimanshu

Posts: 9; Member since: May 21, 2015

lvd d post .g8 job guys

9. hiimanshu

Posts: 9; Member since: May 21, 2015

lvd d post .g8 job guys

10. hiimanshu

Posts: 9; Member since: May 21, 2015

lvd d post .g8 job guys

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