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Google wants every Android phone to have always-on listening

Google wants every Android phone to have always-on listening
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Remember KITT from "Knight Rider"? The intelligent car would always be listening and watching, waiting for commands. Now, Google may be pursuing its own version of KITT.

Rumors say that Google is working on the technology known as KITT, or Android Eyes Free, to allow users to interact with their Search without touching or looking at their device.

To do it, Android would be "always on," listening for you to ask it a question.

This means a special focus on Search at times that you can't or shouldn't be looking at your device for extended periods, or when you can't type on your device to interact with Search. The main objectives appear to be as follows: enable users to activate Search with minimal work from anywhere, provide an eyes-free interface for times when users shouldn't be looking at their device, and return results that don't require users to look at their device.

So what's your take? Would you like your Android device to always be listening? Let me know below.

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