The developer responsible for OmniROM is reportedly launching an always-on mic feature for the LG Nexus 5. This feature was originally shown off with the Moto X and subsequently followed by the trio of DROID smartphones on Verizon. This developer was responsible for the Focal camera app which was quite impressive for a third party camera app.
The developer Guillaume Lesniak claims that the Snapdragon 800 chipset on the Nexus 5 is capable of having an active microphone like the Moto X, so in theory, this feature should work. He has also uploaded a video showing the proof of concept. Features like these will make for a much better user experience, especially for a device like the Nexus 5 which has the backing of the large developer community.
He says that in its current form, this always-on mic feature for the Nexus 5 is unusable, claiming that “it’s far from being stable, and not releasable in the current state”. However, he hopes to make this feature available to the public in the coming weeks.
Via: Android Authority