Google's Moto X smartphone will sport always-on voice commands

Moto X will be the first flagship smartphone released by Motorola since being acquired by Google
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Google’s upcoming Motorola smartphone, the Moto X, will feature an always-on listening feature, which responds to voice requests without needing to press any buttons.

News of this feature comes from a leaked video, which appears to be from Canadian wireless carrier Rogers.

Some publications that discovered the YouTube video before it was set to private report that it features a Roger representative, who explains that by saying ‘OK Google Now’ the device will be ready to listen and respond. The phone will also be able to learn your voice.

Also demonstrated in the video is an alert system that flashes ‘active updates’ when the Moto X is asleep to show which programs have notifications waiting.

There were some camera features shown off in the video too. These include the ability to access the phone’s camera by flicking your wrist twice, as well as being able to take a photo by tapping anywhere on the screen rather than having to press a shutter button.

The Moto X will be the first flagship smartphone released by Motorola since being acquired by Google last year. The device is expected to be available at some point this summer.

Last week, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was seen making a call on a mystery white phone with a Motorola logo.

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Images via The Verge

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