Motorola’s new flagship handset, the Moto X, which is expected to hit retailers later this summer, will reportedly sport an always-on voice command feature. The feature will allow users to control the device hands-free and will be active at all times.
The recent information comes from a new video demonstration that appears to have originated from Canadian wireless carrier Rogers. The video was first spotted on Ausdroid, where a user demonstrates the voice-activate functionality by speaking the words, “OK Google Now.”
The video also depicted a feature called “Active Updates”, a notification system designed to deliver information automatically. The video also shows off a new photo feature that allows users to launch the camera with a twist of the wrist. From there, users can snap photos by tapping anywhere on the screen.
Motorola has yet to release a statement about the video leak, and the video has since been privatized on YouTube.
The Moto X will be the first flagship handset released by Motorola since being acquired by Google. The device may be the search giant’s best chance to make its mark on the mobile industry, which is currently dominated by Apple and Samsung. Google appears ready to put up a fight, as the company is reportedly prepared to spend upwards of $500 million in marketing for the highly anticipated handset.