Offline voice comms start showing up for some in the app

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 28 Sep 2015

may have snuck some offline voice comms into its Android app.

caught a hint that these were coming back in ne. Now some are finding that if their device is offline, they’ll see a list of comms they can still use in connection with “OK, .

offline google Android lice

You may be able to talk to your phone, even if it doesn’t have an Internet connection.

The update appears to be something enabled on the back end, as I was unable to see these features on a Galaxy Note 5 or Moto X re ition with the latest version of the app A. If you don’t see it either, you may just have to wait for gods of Mountain View to flip the right switch. 

However, you probably have the following tweak already to the Now uncher (by all indications, updates to this now come through the app): touching the apps button now presents all your apps in a vertical scrolling list. Same thing with widgets: they’re grouped together no longer appear in an endless string of pages. 

google app drawer

You can search scroll through the app drawer if you use the Now ucher.

also groups your most recently-used apps at the top includes a search bar. You can get to search quickly by holding down the app launcher button.

The impact on you: If you don’t see these yet, hang tight. often sends out updates through its app without requiring you to grab a new A. It’s another way for to push out new features without waiting for carriers manufacturers to drag their feet with Android updates.