Motorola this evening has released an update for its Touchless Control app that adds a few new features. Most notably, the update adds a new feature that allow you to ask your phone “What’s up?” to have your notifications read back to you. Simply say “Ok, Google Now, what’s up?” or “Ok, Google Now, read notifications” and the app will read your notifications back to you, allowing you to make the decision of whether they are important or not. Obviously, this is most useful while driving and can help you find out why your phone is buzzing without putting yourself or others at risk.
In addition to the “What’s up?” command, the update enhances end-of-speech detection for improved accuracy and faster responses and includes some bug fixes. The full change log is below:
- Enhanced end-of-speech detection for improved accuracy and faster responses
- New “What’s Up” / “Read Notifications” voice command that reads out new notifications so you never miss a thing
- “What’s Up” / “Read Notifications” fully launched for U.S. English, Spanish, and Italian and in beta for other languages / regions.
- Compatible only with Android 4.4 KitKat
- Bug fixes
The update is live on the Play Store now. It’s important to note, however, that Touchless Control is only compatible with the Moto X, DROID ULTRA, DROID MAXX, and DROID Mini.