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

Related phones

Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

2. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 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?

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're blinded by bias perhaps?

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

6. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 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.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

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