We have to admit that the “OK Google” feature on Android has to be one of the coolest features on the platform. It’s quick and responsive and seems to be able to understand what we want when we give it commands, but oddly enough it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has decided to omit the feature.
Now we should point out that the feature is still there, but it is only accessible if you were to use it from within the Google search app which kind of defeats the whole point to begin with. This is according to user reports from all around the world where it has been noted that the feature is missing from both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.
It seems initially the feature was available and working as intended at the launch of the phone, but it was only recently that it was removed/disabled much to the surprise of everyone involved. It isn’t clear as to why or who removed it, but there is a good chance that Samsung is probably involved as Google Now essentially clashes with the company’s S-Voice feature.
At the same time there are other theories, one of which claims that it might have to do with battery life optimization which was included in the latest Samsung update. Another theory is that it might have to do with the handset’s 64-bit Exynos chipset. In any case we can’t be sure if Samsung/Google will return the feature in the future, but in the meantime can any Galaxy S6/S6 Edge owners confirm this?