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One+ Wants Your Input On The Voice Activation Hotword For Unlocking Their Upcoming Android Device

March 12, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

We still haven’t seen what the One Plus One will look like, but at least we’re getting to learn some great stuff about the phone before the company officially unveils the device. Just the other day we learned about One Plus’s decision to implement a non-removable battery and why they went that route, and today we’re learning that One Plus wants to utilize voice command functions to unlock and complete other tasks or functions on the phone. Think about the hotword for the Moto X, basically One Plus is looking for a way to implement that and they took to the forums today asking people for their opinions on what they think the hotword command should be. Remember it won’t only unlock the device but also allow you to complete other tasks like potentially browsing for example. It certainly is a different approach to a phones screen unlock, and it’s nice to see them doing something different than other OEMs, although Motorola has already done this, most other OEMs are still utilizing the regular drag to unlock or a series of taps like LG, or pincodes.

So far there are a few choices that have made it to a stage of consideration, two are fairly decent while one is.. well slightly less so. And by slightly I mean it’s down right terrible. Coming from the community boards over at the One Plus Forum, the potential hotwords are either, Ok One Plus, Wake up One Plus, or Alakazam. I will applaud whoever came up with that last choice for their originality and for having a sense of humor. To be honest, I laughed a little bit. However, I feel like walking down the street while waking up your device and unlocking it to use it while stating that hotword, would garner me some rather weird stares, and I want to feel proud to use my phone with those innovative features and not feel like a 1970’s magician performing cheap magic tricks.

Here’s what One Plus had to say in regards to the whole voice activation feature when they began asking for input: Tired of unlocking your phone before interacting with it? Pins and fingerprints are a thing of the past! Ever wondered how would it be if you could command your phone to set up an alarm or do a search on Google without having to use your fingertips? The future is now!We’ve developed a new voice recognition/command feature based on Qualcomm’s technology which the Cyanogen team has implemented into our customized version of CyanogenMod OS. Now, you can train your OnePlus One to recognize your voice and perform different tasks even when the phone is locked! If you want to give your own input and vote for your favorite to ensure it becomes the wake up command for the One+ One, jump to the forum thread and get your vote in before it’s too late!