Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus, has been the center of Android attraction for some time now. Only losing the press to the Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement a few weeks back. OnePlus has been ramping up hype with their “Never Settle” social media campaign. For those of who who missed it, the OnePlus One is an Android phone that is still shrouded in mystery, but what we do know is that it will feature a 2.3 GHZ Quad-core Snapedragon Processor, a 3100 mAh Battery + Mystery Tech (note: Mystery Tech is supposedly used to “enhance and boost the user experience” and a 5.5 1080p JDA Display. On March 16th, OnePlus will be letting us know the next mystery feature. Pricing is expected to be less than what most flagship Androids cost.
While all of this is is great and dandy, the coolest feature we’ve seen so far on any smartphone is the ability to use the phone without ever touching it. I’m not referring to picking up your smartphone, unlocking it/activating Siri/Google Now and then have your phone listen to your every whimpering command, no. What I am referring to is having your phone wake up, unlock and preform your command on voice command; no touching involved. Yes, this is less secure than having a lock screen or a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 5S or the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Here’s where things get interesting, though. Oneplus One’s ability to always be ready to wake on a suggested keyword isn’t a feature that is original to this phone. In fact, there’s a chance that you’ve already came in contact with phone that can do this already. The problem is that, for some odd reason, the feature isn’t being embraced and enabled by manufactures. The ability for the phone to always be listening for a keyword is the result of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor inside. The very same processor that’s found in the LG G Pro 2, Nokia Lumia Icon, Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and the Nexus 5. Don’t believe us? Check out a mod made to Android software to enable the Nexus 5 to wake-on-command: