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Full Changelog for T-Mobile Moto X Update Build 139.12.57

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As we mentioned this morning, we’ve had a solid week to test out a new update that Motorola began pushing to the T-Mobile version of its Moto X. The biggest addition to this update was an upgraded camera experience that we have seen pretty positive results from. In fact, you could argue that this was a massive upgrade to a camera that most were not satisfied with out of the box. We have all sorts of pictures to prove the benefits of this upgrade here that I highly recommend you check out. But the camera wasn’t the only improvement that Motorola made. 

In a support document posted to Motorola’s site under the T-Mobile Moto X, we can see that all sorts of minor (yet really important) changes were made. The speed at which you can jump in between the gallery and camera is now greatly improved, Touchless Control is more accurate, Motorola Migrate transfers should work better, choppy audio has been eliminated from voice calls, and more.

Here is the full list:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Google Drive – 50GB Promotion:  Added a promotion expiration date – customers have 30 days from phone activation or installation of this update to redeem the 50GB offer
  • 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

Still no word on when other carrier Moto Xs will receive this update, but since this is Motorola’s flagship, we can’t imagine they want users waiting long.

Via:  Motorola Support

  • Hunter Stephenson

    WHY HAS NOBODY UPLOADED THE NEW CAMERA AND GALLERY APK’S YET?

  • Cliff Keene

    This may be unrelated, but on my moto x I was able to say “OK” like I would say “OK Google Now” and it just started right up. Hell I just say “OK Google” and its off. Thought you moto x users should be warned when saying OK in public. xD

  • jnt

    I wonder if this will be “port-able” to other rooted X’s… I know it’s much deeper than just an APK, though. Verizon users will probably have to wait months for this…

  • Guest

    Every time I feel set on getting the Droid Maxx, things like this keep changing my mind to get the Moto X. I just can’t decide!

  • n11

    Is this coming out for just t-mobile… or all carriers including Rogers?

  • n11

    Awesome! I have some of these issues with my motox so it’s nice to hear that. Honestly, I thought the camera was pretty snappy already with modest photos, but making it better, awesome!

  • UncagedChipmunk

    Anyone thinking also that the Verizon Moto X is going to go that same way as the Galaxy Nexus? Plus would buying the Developer Edition be more prone to actually getting updates since they might come through Motorola?

    • Lucky Armpit

      This means that the Droid line should (the operative would being “should”) get a similar update since it’s pretty much the same phone. All I care about is whether it breaks root?

  • AbbyZFresh

    Droid Maxx anyone?

    • JoshGroff

      I want the Dev edition so bad, then again I also want it to have the 1700mhz HSPA+ band so I can hop between T-Mo/VZW/AT&T at will. >.>

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    APK’s anyone?

  • http://lerlop.com Mick Lerlop

    I canceled my existing Google Music All Access but still can’t get the 6-month free promo. (cleared data any everything) Any advice?

    • dizel123

      My advice is to not ask that question in a column for the Moto X since that promo wasn’t included with the X

      • http://lerlop.com Mick Lerlop

        It wasn’t? I thought it was like the Drive promo. my bad then.

        • guest

          its only for droids!

        • Galen

          #Fail

    • C-Law

      I hope you didn’t cancel with the discounted 7.99 rate! You’ll never get it back

  • burpootus

    It would be interesting to see the breakdown of folks who like or would buy this phone, with the breakdown being when a person came on the smart phone scene, either with the OG Droid or DroidX. As a launch day DroidX buyer, if there is an alternative I doubt I’ll ever buy another Moto phone. Some would say the locked bootloader was Big Red’s fault, but Samsung has always provided a leaked bootloader, at least up until the G4. The MotoX is last year’s phone at this year’s price.

    • supermotard

      lol what?

      • burpootus

        Just trying to figure out where the love is coming from for this last-year’s-specs phone. It’s no secret that Moto has a lot of love on this site from OG Droid on Verizon owners from the beginning. That love is actually what encouraged me to buy the DroidX. Needless to say, my experience wasn’t as fulfilling as expected.

        • supermotard

          all the love is coming from people who know what a good product is.

        • crazed_z06

          It’s coming from the same place that Bionic love came from.

        • googlyeyedfrog

          It’s coming from the plethora of quality reviews and personal experiences that claim it is an excellent device with comparable performance to other super phones with better specs

        • chris420o

          my dad still has his droid x and its still trucking no problem he loves it…but hes ready for an upgrade bc lets face it tech moves way to fast and the phone seems ancient…but its working and working well not sure why u so upset

    • guesswhat

      its not last years specs ..it has faster read write I/O performance, advanced trim functionalty, dual core that runs at 1.7ghz always instead of getting pulled back to 1ghz like on quadcore devices (s4) .it has same gpu as all high end devices released this year ..read anandtech review for more details

    • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

      You need to check out Anandtech’s review of Moto X. It has an in-depth analysis of how the Moto X compares to other Android flagship:

      http://www.anandtech.com/show/7235/moto-x-review/7

      Between the Moto X and HTC One, you will hardly find any differences — in fact, the Moto X is faster in many cases. And it also does nicely when comparing to the S4. Basically, on quad core phones, the cores are clocked down when all 4 cores are working.

      So, don’t worry about the speed of the phone. If some artificial tests like a benchmark shows the Moto X is fast like other flagship, you can bet that in real world usages, you won’t see a difference.

    • chris420o

      Honestly have u gone to the store n check out the moto x…i was skeptical but i went to a verizon where the guy took it out the box n let me hold it and i went to at&t to see the colors in person(recommend before using motomaker if we ever get in on vz colors are less bright in person and nicer) and wow was i impressed…the build alone is enough for me to buy this phone it feels AMAZING in hand its solid has weight and feelts like a high qualty piece of tech unlike the s4 feels in hand(opinion: some u girly guys like that light flimsy blackberry curve feel) and is up to par with the htc one but has a way nicer footprint(literally fits inside the htc one)

      • burpootus

        Admittedly I have not checked out a MotoX in person. I’m not due for another phone until next year and also like bigger screen phones (curently a Note 2). By then Verizon will have us kicked off unlimited and I’ll probably go T-Moblile with whatever the hot rod large screen phone is at that time.

  • chris125

    Good to see moto taking charge and updating what seemed to be the phones achilles heel ( camera) this was about the only reason holding me back from picking one up on verizon. May pick one up once this update is out for verizon version.

    • roger w

      This makes me really contemplate getting the Dev edition of this phone. Anybody else stuck deciding between the Dev edition of this or the Droid Maxx Dev edition?

      • chris125

        I feel the dev editions are overpriced because like all the other dev versions there is going to be a very small amount who know about and purchase the device so most likely wont have the greatest amount of support. And personally for me I am over the whole rooting, romming and all that so the regular version of either of those devices is fine for me.

      • googlyeyedfrog

        I am exactly in your boat my friend. I mean, if you buy a regular Moto X from Verizon you’re running Android 4.2.2 and you have no idea when you’ll be updated to 4.3, let alone KitKat. Having an unlockable bootloader just makes it that much easier to flash the newest AOSP ROMs to take advantage of the fast progress of Android. I am leaning towards the Moto X, but am still uncertain if the battery will be sufficient for me.

        Edit: I know you can flash ROMs with a locked bootloader, but I ran into problems trying to flash ROMs with the locked bootloader on the Bionic. I would prefer to avoid those troubles if possible.

  • Justin Barrett

    Makes me really glad I bought this phone. The battery life is much better than I expected. Gets through a day with heavy use no problem. Looking forward to camera improvements!

    • Ej McCarty

      Idk I haven’t been too pleased with the battery. What’s your screen on time and usual hours it lasts?

      • guest

        get screen on time of 6hrs on wifi and 4 hrs on lte

        • Robert Macri

          Exactly… my Gnex would net me almost 2 hours on wifi, on a good day.

          • Michael Gillenwalters

            I feel your pain. I can’t wait until Dec 15th, I’m jumping ship. No more Toro!

      • Justin Barrett

        Yesterday I was at 46% at the end of the day with 17 hrs on battery and 2.5 hrs screen time. Day before that I streamed over an hour of HBO GO and had 3.5 hrs screen time and 17 hrs on battery and was at 28% at the end of the day. Personally, I don’t need anything better than that.

        Edit: with mix of Wi-FI and 4G.

        • Ej McCarty

          I wonder if something is wrong with mine. I usually only get 3 hours screen time. Hmm.

  • rukkus78

    Great to see this quick support. It’s my favorite android phone by far.

    • Maxim∑

      I have a Nexus 4 and want to buy this phone? Do you think its worth it? – thanks

      • Luciano Carvalho

        Yes

  • Derek Duncan

    This fixes every issue I had with the device.. Worth ditching my S4 Google Edition?

    • Godzilla

      LOL, are you nuts? You would ditch a S4 GPE for this?

      • David N

        I would actually rate moto x on par if not better than the s4. Unless you’re in dire need of storage space.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          Moto X and GS4 GPE are easily my two favorite phones of this year. Tough call there.

          • tharealoc

            if those are your 2 favorite, are you regretting buying the One as your “daily driver” a couple months back?

          • KleenDroid

            If a phone has no sd card it is not a choice. At least for me.

            I’ve got 1.26 gig available on my 16 gig S4 and 20 gig available on my 64 gig memory card. I have lots of pictures and movies/tv shows. If my S4 didn’t have an sd card there is only 9 gig available which is not acceptable.

            I think 32 should be the minimum with 64 the norm. I don’t understand these phones with no sd cards.

          • n11

            I guess that’s the issue, there’s many of us who don’t load our 20GB music collection and tons of movies onto our phones :/
            I have just over 2 GB of music on my motox, a bunch of apps, photos and videos, with 12GB still spare.
            Just because someone HAS 15GB of music, doesn’t mean you have to have it on your phone.
            I do think all tablets should have a microSD slot though, no excuse there. Those are more of a media consumption device. One of the only few things I dislike about my N7.

          • KleenDroid

            I agree with you about tablets also needing sd cards. But I have my phone with me at all times which makes it my biggest media consumption device. I can connect it to any tv to play videos.

            But I aso like roms. Each rom or backup on the S4 is over 2 gig. That eats up space quick also.

            But regardless what we do with our phones we shouldn’t be so limited. Yes they are phones, but they now are also media devices.

      • Justin Barrett

        Yes.

      • Derek Duncan

        Well I was asking what y’all thought. I know people are swapping their S4 for it. And if people buy the X then they make the choice to ‘ditch’ the S4.

        • Ryan Gullett

          Its hard to say which is one is better. Because they are both great in what they do (S4GPE). They each offer a great user experience. The S4 will have expandable memory, battery, and come with a very nice camera. Plus lots of decent features that will impress your friends. Larger and brighter screen. Not to mention, stock OS. No bloatware.

          The Moto X has amazing features, great build quality, outstanding battery life. Along with the ability to customize what the device looks like. It really comes down to what you think is best for your experience. Which ever device you pick, I don’t think one is going to disappoint you.

      • C-Law

        I’m trying to trade my s4 on Verizon for one. I’m running paranoid android or cyanogenmod usually and they run great but I prefer the size of the Moto x much more

      • James_75

        Dat button! Ugh…

      • MicroNix

        Never underestimate the Moto fanatics here!

    • Chris Schmucker

      In a word, No.

    • guesswhat

      most of the people responding to you here probably did not own both so you are not going to get a unbiased poll ..both are great devices ..you have to use them to decide which is one better for your needs ..but moto x is a device that definitely deserves giving a look it has unique features that you actually use everyday, and you wont get them in any other phone ..

      • Buur

        Except for the Droid Maxx and Ultra.

        • AbbyZFresh

          Not everybody’s in Verizon world like you to get either of those phones buddy.

        • Tyler

          He has a GPE S4, which doesn’t work on Verizon. Which probablly means he’s not on verizon.

    • Tyler

      What makes you want a Moto X so bad? It’s looks like a very nice phone (I’m waiting to get a customized Verizon x) but I don’t see it being that much better then your S4. Also waiting to see the nexus 5 might be a good idea.

      • Derek Duncan

        Mainly all the contextually aware stuff. Active Notifications. Trusted Bluetooth. Moto has done great things with the software. But it needs to have a great camera.

        • kixofmyg0t

          Well now it has a great camera.

          • KleenDroid

            Are you so sure that just because it got an update that it now has a great camera?

          • jnt

            The samples look improved in saturation and color balance, but they were taken on a tripod. And there were no flash-based shots. So I’m still skeptical, even if it does have some improvements, that it’s really “great”.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Yes. It always had great camera hardware, it was the software that was the problem.

          • jnt

            Are you sure about that hardware? I consistently had issues with white “ghosting”, even in well-lit shots, and it also happened in videos. I can’t test vs. the update obviously, but that typically points to poor (or lesser than other OEM’s) optics and/or sensors. It’s not a bad camera, and these software tweaks will definitely help, but I’m not so sure it’s really great hardware.

          • KleenDroid

            Wonderful. Then all is great now. :)

        • Ryan

          Minus contextual awareness, any device with an AMOLED display (like the S4) can utilize Active Notifications. There’s an app in the Play Store for that purpose and I believe it was featured here on DL a while back.

          I have no doubt that all three flagship devices have their own merits and downfalls. Since all of the Moto X variants (except AT&T and Verizon store versions) have unlockable bootloaders, I think it just chalks up to whatever you have a preference for.

          Myself, the Moto X screen size is what is drawing me to it. S4 is a bit too big for my tastes, same for the HTC One. So, that leaves Motorola being the under 5″ category for screen for now.

          • guesswhat

            the app in the playstore does not replicate active display ..please quit saying that ..moto uses a different a motion sensor core for active notification along with amoled display to get the battery profile ..all the intercation you are doing on active display is run on different core which is running a complete new OS (not android) and app on play store is not contextually aware ..

          • Ryan

            I never actually said it was exactly the same. Yes, the Moto X implementation is different, but for a similar basic function of showing your notifications, the app is able to do that to a degree.

          • Fozzybare

            people keep arguing about that app thought saying it will do what the moto x does…it doesnt. if i move my phone it lights up the active display. if other phones were to do that, it would be huuuuuuge battery drain.

        • Justin Barrett

          I was where you were at a week ago and got the phone over the weekend. You won’t be disappointed.

          • SeanPlunk

            Justin Barrett, no way! How are you sir? I haven’t seen you in years. Hope all is well. Nice choice on the phone, I love the Moto X. I think we’re going to pick one up for my mom when it drops down to $99. What color did you get?

    • Maxim∑

      Yes anything is better than the GS4 lol

      • T4rd

        Except it’s a GPE and the only thing better than that is the next Nexus lol

        • JoshGroff

          Or the One GPE, depending on your preferences.

        • chris420o

          meh to sammy and their cheaply constructed phones!

    • T4rd

      Stock Android (and faster updates) on a phone with considerably better hardware in every category? Lol, no. Not saying the X isn’t a great phone, but it definitely doesn’t compare to the GS4 GPE unless you just have to have touchless control (pretty much the only advantage that the X has on the GS4 GPE).

    • KleenDroid

      Go for it. How much do you want for your S4 Google Edition?

      I will buy it from you for a reasonable price. That way you will have at least some of the cash needed to buy your X.

      • Derek Duncan

        550

        • KleenDroid

          I have purchssed several of them brand new for not much more.

          As I said I will buy it from you but not for full price For me to buy it you will have to resign to taking a hair cut. Let me know if you don’t have any luck selling it and you are dying to get an awesome new X. They are really nice.

          • Derek Duncan

            brand new it is actually 649 plus tax. Whatever.

          • KleenDroid

            Not trying to upset you. Just saying that if you find it difficult to sell at that price keep me in mind.

            I know you would like to dump that thing and get the awesome Moto X.

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      I would I just dont have the money to pay full price for the phone right now. The software features, that are actually useful put this phone and really the whole moto droid line ahead of pretty much any phone out there at least IMO

    • crazed_z06

      Would you ditch a BMW M3 for a Mercedes C300?

      • n11

        car=/= phone
        /badanalogy

        • JoshGroff

          Except it’s not.

        • Ian

          obviously car != phone, but drawing the relation is the point of an analogy.

      • chris420o

        u mean a bmw m3 to a kia optima fully loaded…(korean car korean phone)not a bad car but cheapy covering in decent internals where the bmw u get quality all around and under the hood…get with it buddy

  • Fozzybare

    can we get the camera and gallery APKs….since there are 2?