Verizon Moto X camera update fully detailed

October 22, 2013
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It appears as if Verizon Wireless is just about ready to begin rolling out the Moto X software update. This is the one often referred to as the camera update, though there are quite a few other items listed in the changelog -- including a Google Drive promotion. Anyway, at this time Verizon has yet to publicly post the changelog, but we can say the update will be arriving as software version 139.15.1.

Perhaps a bit more important, the update is expected to begin rolling out tomorrow. While we wait for the update notifications to begin arriving, we can break down what can be expected. The full changelog comes courtesy of Android Central and shows the following in terms of the camera;

  • Camera – Improved Photo Quality Improved capture of natural light (auto-white balance) and color accuracy for more precise exposure in outdoor and backlit scenes
  • Camera – Improved Focus Faster touch to focus time and reduced unnecessary refocusing in low light conditions and scenes with continuous motion
  • Camera – Faster Switching Shortened the time it takes to switch between rear and front-facing cameras, as well as transition between the viewfinder and the Gallery app

Moving away from the camera portion and there is also some enhancements to the touchless controls, an improved Motorola Migrate experience and more. These other items will be arriving as follows;

  • Enhanced Touchless Control — Increased accuracy and responsiveness when using Touchless Control, and added easier training of the “OK Google Now” trigger
  • Improved Motorola Migrate Experience — Improved transfer of content from an old Android phone to a new Motorola phone
  • Calling – Improved Voice Quality Fixed an issue that could sometimes result in choppy audio being heard by the person you’re talking with on your Moto X
  • Moto Care – Lost Device Finder Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent a lost phone from reporting its location to the Moto Care Lost Device Finder service
  • Motorola Assist – Driving Detection Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the phone to read out text messages and announce calls when not in Drive mode

As for that Google Drive promotion -- Verizon Moto X users will have 30 days to claim 50GB of free storage. This 30 days will count from either the day you activated your phone, or the date you install the update. Or in other words, if you are rocking a Verizon branded Moto X make sure you claim your storage sooner rather than later.

Otherwise, while we wait for the official word from Verizon in terms of when this update will begin, there has been several reports of the soak test being underway. The soak test is what will determine the success, or failure of the update. Basically, if Verizon sees good results coming from those in the test group, the full rollout will be coming sooner.


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