'OK Google Now, what's the forecast for today?'
The torrent of Moto X leaks continue today, as a video from Canadian carrier Rogers has appeared online showing many of the headline features from Motorola's upcoming handset. The video also reveals that the Moto X will launch exclusively on Rogers in Canada this August, and come in black and white color options.
Among the Moto X's software tricks is a new voice command system that's always active — the video shows it linking in with Google Now to produce a weather forecast, and mentions that directions and alarms can be activated in the same way. And the notification dynamic has been changed up a bit, too — instead of a notification LED, Moto X pulses icons on its screen when its asleep, allowing you to see which apps have notifications waiting.
The camera app it also shown being activated with a double-twist gesture — presumably this is another "always on" feature that allows you to get to the camera at any time. And the app itself is different to what we've seen in stock Android — tap anywhere to take a photo, or long press to take a burst shot.
In addition, screenshots from the AT&T version of the phone have been unearthed by posters on the Android Central forums. The images show spec listings in CPU-Z, seemingly confirming a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro powering the device, with 2GB of RAM, around 12GB of available internal storage and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The display resolution is consistent with Android running on a 1280x720 panel with on-screen buttons, and the laundry list of hardware features falls in line with earlier spec leaks for the Moto X.
One screenshot, seemingly from Moto's new voice control hub, suggests that certain features — like direct dialing contacts — will be available even when the screen is off, simply by saying "OK Moto Magic," followed by the command.
With new leaks emerging all the time, it looks like it won't be long before the Moto X officially comes out of hiding. So how do you like the sound of these new voice-based features? Shout out in the comments!
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