“Okay Google” features on Google Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat


Those Touch less Controls are not just part of the Moto X anymore, they are now featured in the Nexus 5 as well. As Google has always followed a trend of introducing the new version of Android along with latest Nexus device, this time it was the turn of Nexus 5.

The Nexus 5 works on the KitKat version of Android that includes more of Google’s entire ecosystem than ever before and the new as well as the most important features are exclusive to the Nexus 5 and uniquely Google.

The KitKat version of Android is cleaner and brighter as compared to the previous versions. It’s also whiter, which cuts out the vast majority of the blue color that once was patent to Android’s look and feel.

The American multinational corporation has even switched how it handles translucency throughout the OS, replacing the dark black overlays with a semi-transparent white, which definitely makes the overall effect less robotic.

The most important thing which just cannot be ignored is the new Nexus 5 launcher, which is the biggest change made by Google in Android 4.4. It has the testimony to Google’s new strategy with the Nexus line: it’s all about Google.

The biggest functional change made in the new launcher is that it fully integrates Google Now. The launcher is available on the leftmost screen, which is just a swipe away from the main home screen.

The launcher now listens for you to say “okay Google” and will jump right into a voice search. It is very similar to what Google-subsidiary Motorola has done with the Moto X, but the problem is that it only works within the Launcher and it doesn’t give the idea to be able to customize itself but in its place it only responds to the voice commands.