It’s NOT OK.
CES is gearing up again and fortunately, I avoid the maelstrom again. If you are going to CES, I’m sorry. Here are my packing tips:
What early reports seem to say is that Google is again plastering Vegas with its presence but this time, it’s adding a comma after the “hey” as in “Hey, Google.” Truthfully, I’m an OK kind of guy. OK has a distinct consonant, two syllables, and doesn’t have two many similar sounding words in English.
It’s one of the reasons why we went with it for the wake word for the Ubi as in “OK Ubi”. However, Google has been pushing hard to get rid of the OK part. It wants you to say “hey”. I think this is to make the wake up word sound much more part of a conversation UI. You typically get someone’s attention with OK and then say their name as part of a conversation.
There is, however, one instance where I could hear this...
“OK Wise Guy… what’s the population of Brazil?”
Hey Google… good luck with changing user behaviour.