Trusted Voice, Google’s new voice smartphone unlocking feature being tested in beta
Google is rolling out a new smartphone unlocking system through voice of the users called Trusted Voice. The feature was first notice by Android Police when when Google Play Services 7.0 were rolled out. It seems now the feature is being rolled out to all users.
From the looks of it, this new Trusted Voice feature will allow the Android smartphone user to unlock and As a smart lock entry, it was fairly obvious that the option would allow users to unlock devices with their voice.
For those who have Trusted Voice on their Android smartphones, tapping the option under smart lock will take users to the Google app’s settings. A popup warning advises that trusted voice unlocking is less secure than other options, but just a couple taps and you’ll be able to unlock and execute commands on your secured device by simply uttering, “Ok Google.”
Android 5.0 Lollipop has many such “Trusted” features like “Trusted Face” mode, which is supposed to recognise your face, “Trusted Devices” which means your Android will always be unlocked while it’s connected to a trusted Bluetooth device, and “Trusted Places” which means your phone is always unlocked when you’re at home or office.
If you enable Trusted Voice, then all you will have to do is issue the “Ok Google” command, and you won’t be pestered for a password or PIN on your device.
However before enabling the “Trusted Voice” lock feature, kindly remember that it is the feeblest of security provided for your Android smartphone.