I have a samsung galaxy A5 running android 4.4.4. I've seen many kitkat devices having the text "say ok google" on the google search widget in the home screen. How can I get that? It gives the look of a flagship and is awesome.


I figured out a way. I uninstalled the updates of the google app in my device and re-installed the latest version from the play stoore. Then the text appeared. Once I activate ok google detection form "any screen" the text disappears.


If I remember correctly it requires Samsung to enable something. You could try going into the Google app and have a poke around (settings -> voice -> OK Google detection) and see if there's an option there. If not install the Google Now Launcher which does the OK Google from home screen.

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  • Sorry, I said the TEXT. just the "Say OK google " TEXT
    – Surya Teja
    May 29 '15 at 11:07
  • @SuryaTeja I knew you said that but I thought that would make it appear. As its still there on my phone...
    – iTechy
    May 29 '15 at 16:23

Text in my widget comes and goes. When it is gone I do this to bring it back: I go into settings and reduce text size. I do not know why it works. I then restore size, and the text remains visible for several days.

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