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As you might have heard, Google has recently begun rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Nexus devices. We know that update will bring about all the changes and features that Google mentioned earlier this year, as well as new visuals which is part of Google’s Material Design language.

That being said, word on the street has it that one of the features arriving on Nexus devices is called “Hands-free”, although we’re not sure if it will be part of the current update or if it will be introduced in future updates. Basically the hands-free feature allows users to speak to their Nexus device and ask them to read out notifications.

This is a feature on the Moto X called Touchless Control which can be activated by saying “What’s up?” or “Read my notifications”. We’re not sure what Google’s command phrase will be, but it sounds like it will be an interesting feature. This isn’t the first time Google has brought Moto X-like features to Android.

For example one of the Moto X’s features was its always on voice recognition which was later introduced in later Android updates. Ambient Display is also one of the features borrowed from the Moto X. In any case we’ll keep our eyes peeled for the feature, but what do you guys think? Is this something you’re looking forward to?

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