Google Nexus 6 Affected by Misbehaving 'OK Google' Voice Command, No Fix Yet

Google Nexus 6 Affected by Misbehaving 'OK Google' Voice Command, No Fix Yet
  • OK Google has not been working for Nexus users
  • This issue has been persisting since two months
  • Google acknowledged the issue last month, but hasn't rolled a fix yet

Google Nexus 6 is now four years old, and it stopped receiving security or Android updates from the tech giant a while ago. Now, many users who are still using the smartphone have started complaining about a fault with the 'OK Google' voice command. Apparently, the Nexus 6 opens the "Access your Assistant with Voice Match" setup page, every time it hears the hotword "OK Google". This keeps happening in loop, and doesn't stop even after you setup your voice for the "OK Google" command.

Complaints have been made by several Google Nexus 6 users on the product forum page, and the tech giant has even acknowledged its existence sometime in May. A certain community expert named Lucas did say that the issue has been escalated to the concerned team and they were working on it. However, two months later, no fix or update has been issued. Apparently, when you say 'Ok Google', the smartphone opens the Voice Match setup page asking you to enter your voice three times for better accessibility. However, even after you do that, the Voice Match setup page opens once again when you say "OK Google" the next time. This keeps happening in loop, causing a lot of inconvenience to Nexus 6 users.

It's been two months since Google acknowledged the issue, but hasn't rolled out a fix yet. Also, because Google doesn't offer software support to the Nexus 6 users any more, we aren't sure whether the fix will ever roll out or not.

For now, Google is focused on its upcoming Pixel devices in the fall. The smartphones are largely going to be called Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Google's next flagships are expected to come with features such as dual front cameras, glass back, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual rear cameras, and 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent screen
  • Good performance
  • Good battery life
  • Stock Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Bad
  • LTE not supported on Indian bands
  • A bit bulky and heavy
Display 5.96-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3220mAh
OS Android 5.0
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to More
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