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Ever so slightly, we’re learning about the follow-up for the Moto X. The popular handset’s follow-up has been rumored for quite some time, though little is known about it to this point. Motorola, however, spilled the beans on a name for the new handset via their website.
Motorola fans probably just can't get enough of Moto X sales. For only 24 hours, the now Lenovo-owned smartphone maker will be offering various models of the device on discount, probably in lieu of an upcoming new flagship.
If you've fallen in love with the Moto X's features but can't part ways with your trusted smartphone, then there are various apps available that try to emulate that experience. One of the missing puzzles is now available in the form QuickCamera, an app that will launch your immediately camera app with a simple twisting motion.
A new Motorola device, presumably the successor to the Moto X, was spotted in benchmark testing. Performance marks aren’t the juicy bits we’re after, here — the hardware specs are. What we find is everything we wished the Moto X was on launch, but it could be a different device altogether.
Republic Wireless Moto X users are in the process of getting Kit Kat. The update is arriving as Android 4.4.2 and leaving the device with software version 165.44.12.en.US. One word of warning though -- as with other Kit Kat updates, it appears this one isn't yet available for all users.
As you'll notice from our coverage here on the site, we get to play with a fair amount of new devices. In fact, there are several tablets and smartphones sitting on my desk at the moment, including the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5. As those are the two new flagships we suspect many readers would love the opportunity to say the same. The thing is, we aren't saying this to brag, but instead to illustrate a point about how the hot new device may not be the best (for you).
If you bought the Moto X or one of Motorola's other recent handsets, Motorola Migrate likely served as a mixed blessing: while easy to use, it suffers from various bugs that could cause a random loss of connection or trouble pairing. Today the company pushed out an update for the app addressing the problems.
Motorola had a bit of fun on April 1st when they rolled out the latest Boot Services update. This update added the "Powered by Android" tagline to the boot screens on the Moto X and Moto G. But along with that, a Yeti, Loch Ness Monster and UFO all made an appearance. Well, as a nice follow-up to the fun new boot animation -- Motorola is offering a bit of a behind the scenes look.
As we've mentioned in the past, Motorola is able to push frequent updates given they have released many of the core service apps in the Play Store. One of those happens to be the Motorola Boot Services app, and as Motorola has done before -- they are having a bit of fun with this latest update. Those with a Moto X or Moto G will want to make sure this update has been installed and then reboot their device.