Spotlight Player

Remember when Motorola teased a bit of augmented reality with the Windy Day YouTube short earlier in the week? Today we see a second part to this puzzle, as the mostly unused Avatar app buried inside your Moto X software gets an update and actually does something.

If you have a Moto X, you'll see an "update" to the Motorola Spotlight Player —- an app you probably don't have installed. That's because there was no associated app icon or widget. That changes with today's update. After installation (yes, you'll install it, too) you have a new 1 x 1 widget and three new activities in the software. Tapping the widget will show you two of them — the page that tells you Motorola can't wait to show you how all this works and that your Moto X loves you, and a page where you can opt in or out of the service — which Motorola swears will have no ads.

The third activity — the Settings page — is there but doesn't do anything just yet. I've dropped screenshots of all three after the break.

It looks like we'll soon have everything in place here, and it will be interesting to see how Motorola uses this. Will it be something worth keeping, or will it quickly be placed on the disabled list? We'll probably know on October 29.

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