Motorola Moto X Android 4.4 update makes your pictures look better

Motorola Moto X Android 4.4 update makes your pictures look better
Motorola smartphones are not especially known for their cameras, but the wholly owned Google subsidiary has been trying to improve its reputation. The quick wrist turn that opens the camera application is one example of this, but your wrist can't make a picture look better. Motorola tried to join the new group of snappers that can take quality shots under low-light conditions and on the Motorola Moto X, the 10MP Clear Pixel camera's RGBC sensor is designed to let in 75% more light than the previous generation camera.

But there is always room for improvement, and the recent KitKat update brought with it an enhanced touch to focus. Once the camera is open, you can swipe to the right to reveal the settings, and press on the image of the finger. The first time you do this, you will see an explanation on the screen of how it all works. The setting also will put up a green circle on the screen which you can move around with your finger.

When you tap to take the picture, the camera focuses on what is inside the circle. Even better, if you're not knowledgeable about photography, the camera will automatically set up for the best exposure using the light that it registers from inside the brackets. This should help your pictures come out looking a lot better than they did before.

Since this is the same camera found on the Motorola DROID Ultra, Motorola DROID MAXX and Motorola DROID Mini, all three should receive the same feature when they are updated to Android 4.4.

source: AndroidCentral

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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. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

NIce, the camera update helped my MAXX, but hopefully Kit Kat will make it look even better.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Only question is when - as in when does KK drop for the Droids (in particular, the Maxx)? Tick-tock, tick-tock.

10. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I know I am dying to get mine!!! My fiance got her on the X and I am so jealous.

2. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I've found photo quality on my N4 got better after KK. I took identical pictures within thirty minutes, only difference is os. In good light, mid light and no light plus flash all images came out slightly better. I asked a few people to compare and confirm this. All agreed that the photos taken after are better, with out knowing I up dated.

6. Razzu

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Would you mind posting some samples? before and after?

8. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

If I remember after I get off work :)

9. Razzu

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

I really hope you don't forget, I really want to see the improvements to the image quality, it is a decising factor in buying the phone for me.

4. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Sprint moto x still on 4.2.2

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm sure Sprint Moto X owners will have a break before the end of the month.

5. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

How about some samples PA?

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I've noticed the difference in the camera since breaking of a piece of Kit Kat. Low light images have definitely improved.

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