Motorola has updated its official Touchless Control application on the Google Play Store for Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, Droid Maxx and Moto X owners running the latest build of Android 4.4 KitKat. This latest version of the app allows its operators to say a voice command and in return have their notifications read aloud to them without even having to come into physical contact with their phone.
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Just yesterday, I reported that Motorola had finally posted the official update documents on its website for an upcoming update for the Sprint-branded variant of its flagship smartphone, the Moto X, and already tons of reports have been flying in confirming that residents in the U.S. have now started receiving the much-anticipated upgrade. In addition to the latest build of 4.4 KitKat, the update also brings a truckload of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations for the handset, as well as the implementation of a couple of new features.
Earlier today, Motorola posted the official update documents for an upcoming OTA upgrade for Sprint’s carrier-branded variant of its flagship smartphone of 2013, the Moto X. The paperwork reveals that the handset is set to receive the much-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat update, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
The Motorola Moto G’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is causing intermittent connection losses for some users, often forcing them to restart their handset to reinstate a cellular signal. The issue has been reported on the Motorola support forums and the company has acknowledged it, so you should expect a fix soon.
Motorola took to Twitter earlier today to plant an upcoming successor to its incredibly popular ultra-customizable flagship smartphone of 2013, the Moto X, in our minds. According to the Google-owned company, the handset will officially be unveiled during a press conference in the ‘late summer’ and is likely to go on sale in the U.S. shortly after its unveiling.
According to Motorola’s Rick Osterloh, the Moto G is the company’s highest selling smartphone till date. The handset costs $179.99 and $199.99 for the 8 and 16GB variants, which has been very crucial in its success. The smartphone was launched on a global scale a few months ago with prime focus on developing regions of Asia, Europe and other continents.
Motorola is currently pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its unlocked variants of the Moto G currently located in the United States. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring any major software modifications, but it does include a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Motorola has just announced the wider availability of its Moto Maker customization site, which is an exclusive to the U.S. as of now. While speaking at a panel event at the MWC, a company executive said that the customization site will make its way to Mexico and regions of Western Europe by the second quarter of the year.
The Verizon variant of the Moto X smartphone is available with a great discount through Amazon and Moto Maker; the popular smartphone can now be snatched up for just 1¢ for a limited time.
Isn’t it frustrating when Android device manufacturers ship new releases with older versions of Google’s operating system? Well the search giant may be about to put an end to it. According to a leaked Google memo, it could soon start forcing manufacturers to ship new devices with the latest KitKat firmware.