Oct 31 AT 3:24 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

Motorola puts Moto X camera app updates on Play Store, teases KitKat

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The Moto X was released to less-than-spectacular consumer reaction. It wasn’t a bad phone by any means, but it had its miscellaneous issues. A big one was poor camera performance, which was recently rectified with a software update. However, the software updates are released by the carrier, so customers who purchased the device have to wait a while before getting them.

To speed up the process a little, Motorola has uploaded the Moto X camera app to the Play Store, allowing an update without carrier consent. Now, all Moto X users can download the update to the app as soon as its released to fix bugs or improve features. This update adds a brighter viewfinder, expands Quick Capture and fixes bugs.

Then, in the wake of the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, Motorola posted a teaser to its Google+ page.

It looks like Motorola has plans for Android 4.4 KitKat. Unfortunately, there are no release dates or even specifics on what phone it’ll get to first. But with the Moto X closest to stock Android, it’ll probably get the update first. Hopefully this teaser is an indication that it’ll happen fairly soon, but there are no guarantees.


Source: Engadget, +Motorola

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • redraider133

    Good for Motorola. They are learning rather than deal with carriers, put as much as they can on the play store so users don’t have to wait forever for updates to part of the system!

  • pervbear

    What wonderful things happen when you are part of Google.

  • clocinnorcal

    You hear that Verizon?

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  • Don Carcharo

    Long live Google!

  • Thomas R

    Can someone pls give me apk file from the camera? Play says that my device isn’t compatible :-(