Motorola drops four apps in the Play Store for the new Moto X

Motorola drops four apps in the Play Store for the new Moto X
Starting with last year's Moto X, Motorola has been highlighting what Google wants to see from manufacturers - a near stock experience that is enhanced through Play Store apps, making OS software updates faster to push out. The plan worked very well for the most part, though Motorola had issues with carrier delays, and the plan is staying the same with the new Moto X.

The new Moto X is up for pre-order, but won't be in the hands of customers for a while. Even so, Motorola has released four apps for the new Moto X into the Play Store, only to be used right now by the lucky reviewers who have the device. First is the new Moto app, which basically acts like a hub for all of the other Motorola services. Next up is the Moto Display app, which takes over for the Active Display app from the first Moto X. The nice update here is that the new Moto X can handle multiple notifications much more easily than before by swiping left and right to see all of the notifications waiting for you. 

The other two apps are directly related. There is Motorola Sensor Services app, which is described to keep "your Sensor firmware updated". This will likely relate to the various motion sensors in the device as well as the new IR sensors. Both of these relate to the new Moto Actions app, which has also made it into the Play Store to let you customize the gesture actions like the twist to launch the camera, and IR gestures. 

Motorola has its apps all ready, so that just leaves the question: are you buying a Moto X?

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh

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11 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Just clicked it for the colorful picture!

3. numun

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

True.

2. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I ordered one a couple of hours ago from Motorola but they gave me a shipping date in October.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The site slowed to a crawl about when preorders were supposed to start. I'm pretty sure that Motorola moved some units today. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I can get a Moto X via an upgrade on my Verizon plan.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

How many markets have the Moto maker at launch this time? I'm sure that really hurt them with the 2013 X.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I think today was US only, but Moto Maker is supposed to be available in Mexico, UK, and some other countries within a month or so for the new Moto X.

7. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

MMM no. But I am actually going to ditch current Moto X I am using for the New Moto G as soon as Amazon has it. It still says not avail there also until 9/30. People complain about the lack of LTE on it, Which I get & yes it is nice to have. But at least for me HSPA+ is just fine especially if I stay on Tmobile, Strange more carriers are not picking up the G to sell directly and stranger still that Tmobile is the only one not going to be offering the new X! Did they have a falling out with Motorola or something.. They actually back in the day used to sell a lot of their devices.

8. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

T-Mobile didn't have it last year either. It was just available through Motorola. But the unlocked version (pure edition) can be used on both T-Mobile and AT&T, which is good for you guys

9. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Ya I know. My point was it's a shame Tmobile does not sell it direct like the other carriers, So there would be a discount! :). The Currrent Moto X I am using I got from Amazon at a great price not that long ago, It has AT&T logo but it's unlocked. Again just strange Tmobile does not sell Moto's devices direct. The Moto G blows away those junk Alcatels they offer etc.

10. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Why not just by the G now from Motorola?

11. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I actually already ordered it from Amazon! They have it now! I have Prime and it will be delivered tomorrow!! :) Last I checked Motorola's website, At least last night, Their stock on the white version said not avail now until 10/1. I always recommend Amazon, If you can get a device from there.

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