Moto X

Software update promises to "make your Moto X work even better"

US Cellular's Moto X has that big update everyone wants ready, and Motorola has posted the full change log and installation instructions. It's the same update we've already seen for T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T, and while the camera improvements take center stage there's a little more at play here that's just as important. Click through for the full list.

Thanks for the tip, Beth!

  • Camera – Improved Photo Quality: Improved capture of natural light (auto-white balance) and color accuracy for more precise exposure in outdoor and backlit scenes
  • Camera – Improved Focus: Faster touch to focus time and reduced unnecessary refocusing in low light conditions and scenes with continuous motion
  • Camera – Faster Switching: Shortened the time it takes to switch between rear and front-facing cameras, as well as transition between the viewfinder and the Gallery app
  • Enhanced Touchless Control: Increased accuracy and responsiveness when using Touchless Control, and added easier training of the “OK Google Now” trigger
  • Improved Motorola Migrate Experience: Improved transfer of content from an old Android phone to a new Motorola phone
  • Google Drive – 50GB Promotion: Added a promotion expiration date - customers have 30 days from phone activation or installation of this update to redeem the 50GB offer
  • Calling – Improved Voice Quality: Fixed an issue that could sometimes result in choppy audio being heard by the person you’re talking with on your Moto X
  • Moto Care – Lost Device Finder: Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent a lost phone from reporting its location to the Moto Care Lost Device Finder service
  • Motorola Assist – Driving Detection: Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the phone to read out text messages and announce calls when not in Drive mode

Folks with the US Cellular version should start checking the About phone > System updates portion of the settings if they're in a rush to get this one, otherwise it will check automatically and notify you when it's ready in turn. 

There's no word on when we should expect this for the Verizon version, or how any of it affects the three new Droid models released on Big Red. And of course, the biggest issue remains untouched — availability outside the US.



Reader comments

US Cellular's Moto X next in line for OTA update


A mistake there, the hyperlink only includes 'amera improvements'. It doesn't have the c in it. :-)

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Verizon should be embarrassed at the the way it looks compared to the other carriers. Even Rodgers and US Cellular are more on the ball. WTH and SMH.

I guarantee Verizon will be one of the first ten carriers to get this update

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I was introduced to Verizon and their network with the Galaxy Nexus. I gave it 2 months before the random network drops drove me insane. I guess they released an update eventually which fixed it?

To be fair I'm sure they live up to the hype with all of their other devices, it just took one muddy experience for me to look the other way I guess.