In a continuing trend of moving what traditionally would be system apps out of the operating system, Motorola has just plopped the camera application for the Moto X into the Google Play Store.
Listed as new in this release are:
- Brightened camera viewfinder so it's easier to see
- Enabled quick capture for more enterprise IT policies
- Bug fixes
And, more important, it means you won't need a system update to improve the Moto X camera — which has been the most disappointing part of this phone for us.
This isn't the first time we've seen this happen, of course. The Touchless Control feature for the Moto X (and new Verizon Droids) is in Google Play, having just been updated with a new "Find my phone" feature. Motorola's Droid Zap feature also is in Google Play.