You may notice that Google removed the “Ok Google” feature in the latest update to the Chrome browser for Windows and Mac operating systems. There is no mention to why the feature was taken out nor how long until it will be seen again–assuming it’s not gone for good.
You can still use your voice to search by manually hitting the small microphone icon to the right of the search bar on certain Google search pages. We are among many I am sure who have grown addicted to using this feature, so hopefully we can expect to see it back in the next update. Time will tell for sure, but until then, feel free to clutter their suggestion outlets with any concerns to help make sure they don’t walk away with it.
Of course, there is always the option that they may be amping up for a new voice system that controls more than just search. Making this an act of simply taking it out so that it can be integrated into something bigger. Possibly a multi-platform competitor to Cortana? Maybe I am reaching far for that hope, or maybe I just gave somebody in Google an idea by mentioning it (if they haven’t thought of that a long time ago, I’d be disappointed).