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Motorola Active Display and Motorola Assist are updated in the Google Play Store

Motorola Active Display and Motorola Assist are updated in the Google Play Store
Motorola posted some of the custom features on its handsets, in the Google Play Store as individual apps. This makes it easier and quicker for Motorola users to update them. On Thursday, two of the apps, Motorola Active Display and Motorola Assist, were updated. The pair are available for the Motorola Moto X, and Motorola DROID devices powered by the X8 chip.

The update to the Motorola Active Display honors the system vibration settings. You can turn vibration on or off by going from Settings -> Sound -> Vibrate on touch. It also offers the proverbial bug fixes. Active Display puts information on your screen allowing you to view it without waking up your handset which saves battery life.

The update for Motorola Assist includes support to troubleshoot drive mode audio issues when connected to Bluetooth, and meetings where you’re marked as "Available" will no longer trigger meeting mode. And of course, the update includes bug fixes. Motorola Assist arranges for your phone to read your text messages when you are driving, keeps your phone quiet during meetings (and will send an auto reply if you desire), and will keep your phone quiet while you sleep.

Both updates are now awaiting your entrance to the Google Play Store.



source: MotorolaAssist, MotorolaActiveDisplay via AndroidandMe

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posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:21 1

1. Doakie (Posts: 1240; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Hmmm. I was excited for more Moto G Assist features. The Moto G Assist features are pretty sparse.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:25

2. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Why didn't google bring the always on voice assistant feature to the nexus 5, given that the S800 has a dedicated always on chip for voice processing?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 22:58

3. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is an update that should've been on by default.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 00:21

4. Scott93274 (Posts: 869; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Actually, I did get the updates automatically, yesterday. This article is late... and a bit odd.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 01:50 4

5. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


That's weird, I didn't see you make any similar comments in the article about Apple Maps sending people to the wrong places. But I guess you hold Motorola to a higher quality control standard than Apple.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:43

7. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You're blinded by bias perhaps?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:57 2

9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Not at all. Motorola has their share of problems. In this case, along with the story on the SMS bug, they are minor updates, the kind of things that routinely happen with any device that can be updated. Some of these things only come about after the end user gets to try them out. When engineering, be it hardware or software, you try to cover every contingency, but that's not possible because the end user may not use the device exactly as the engineer imagined.

And speaking of bias, two Moto articles dealing with bugs, and you're slamming on both of them. When an Apple article talks about an update, your comment is something along the lines of "Way to keep improving". When it's an article on Moto, it's more like "Why wasn't this done before it was released".

So I'll tell you what, if you can show me an Apple product that is capable of being updated, but didn't need to be because Apple was so on the ball that they solved all the issues pre launch, I'll agree that Moto is in the wrong. And by updates I mean any .1 or .5 update. The ball's in your court now.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 13:04 1

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 869; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


No, it sounds like a legitimate observation to me. Maybe you're blinded by bias? That seems to make more sense.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 04:24 2

6. techguyone (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Myx just trolls any & all moto posts relentlessly, he's got a hard on for slagging moto because one time a very long time ago he got burnt on one of moto's phones. Guys got issues. Don't feed him.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:44

8. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I've only posted in a few Moto articles. I think you're spreading misinformation.

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