Have you played with the Google Now Search App on iPhone or voice recognition on Android? Or maybe you’re even lucky enough to have played with Google Glass.
Say “Ok Google” and it springs to life ready to listen for instruction just like magic!
Although.. I see this could become an issue once we all have more Google Glass, Androids, or the Google Search App. One person could activate them all! In a crowded place when one says ‘Ok Google‘ all nearby device will spring to life! How fun!
Hopefully we will be able to customize the buzzphrase to activate Google voice recognition. Else this could be quite interesting one day.
Aside: For fun, I’m told on Android Google Now, you can say ‘Ok Javis’.
I recently updated my Google Account password. The Chromebook had to do a migration of my profile. All went fine. However I think the UX during the migration could use a bit of touch up.
Requires old Password
I imagine this may be because the data is encrypted using the the Google Account password. My concern being, what if the user forgot their old password which is the reason for changing their password? I would have to hear some thoughts for and against this, but what if a unique key were created and stored server-side for any encryption? That might cause issues for an offline login to the Chromebook. I would have to think about this
The migration takes a little bit of time. During the process there is a no UI message, the Chromebook acts as if it were froze. Either a please wait message or the built in spinning loading mouse cursor would be good feedback for the user.
Overall the Chromebook is fantastic. I love the CR-48 and it continues to run the latest version of Chrome OS well!