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AT&T’s Moto X Will Receive Similar Camera Enhancing Update to Build 139.12.54

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Last week, we caught wind of an incoming software soak test for AT&T’s variant of the Moto X that we assumed would be similar to the update already issued to both the T-Mobile and Sprint models. That soak test has begun rolling out and it does indeed appear to be the exact same update. The changelog shows a build number of 139.12.54, along with mentions of camera improvements, voice quality bug squashes, and enhancements to Motorola Assist and the Lost Device Finder.

We haven’t received word from AT&T or Motorola on when this update will rollout publicly, but with a soak test underway, it shouldn’t be long assuming no major issues arise.

To see the dramatic camera improvements that are included in this update, be sure to run through our massive photo comparison of the new and old software.

Cheers R!

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  • Chris

    I suggest we use this as an opportunity to highlight our dissatisfaction with Verizon’s update process. Starting today I will be calling *611 to express my dissatisfaction as a customer. Be friendly and highlight that every other carrier has released, or is in the process of releasing the update for the same exact phone. Odds are it won’t change anything, but for 5 minutes of time it’s worth a shot.

    • chris125

      hey they were busy fixing the “glitch” that allowed all those users to upgrade and keep unlimited lol

  • iRon-ic

    My last phone was a DX, and
    my next phone seems to be named
    N3 or N5, but it is remarkable the
    contrast in update modalities between
    Apple and Google. Apple puts out
    one update, and internet traffic swells
    measurably as hundreds of millions
    of people all update. In Android land,
    its like watching light get shot through
    some crazy prism in funhouse.

  • Zack Kolev

    Lol @ VZW. they’ll get the update by the time Motorola releases an new phone. .

    • AbbyZFresh

      If Motorole doesn’t burn out before they even get the chance to make another phone if the Moto X fails to gain lots of traction to put their business and profits back together. So far, they are nothing more than an HTC-level OEM in constant worry.

  • findjaysee

    Great news, especially today. It’s the day I decided to leave big red for good. Went from the Gnex to At&t’s Moto X. After 8 years of loyalty, I think it’s time I invest in a more “open” network.

    • Adam Emshwiller

      same thing i did… but i purchased the moto x on the release day. haven’t looked back sense. EXCEPT… they do not allow Google Hangouts Video chat over the network… FML.

      • findjaysee

        I believe they updated the app & At&t now allows it. Have you checked recently?

        • Adam Emshwiller

          Yea… no luck. There are reports that it does online but i’ve also read that it’s a rolling update for ATT phones that have Hangouts pre-loaded on the phone. They are supposed to have all of it cleared by the end of the year. very disappointing.

          **EDIT**.. i actually just tried it right now. it’s working of 4G. Good call @findjaysee. This was not working last week.

    • chris125

      att isn’t much more “open” they just use gsm so you can get unlocked devices and not wait for att. They also said they wont allow phones with unlocked bootloaders.

  • Turb0wned

    What about the DE GSM Moto X?

  • Elliot

    Hmm… AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint… One carrier seems to be missing.

    …nah, I must be imagining things.

    • Robert Macri

      US Cellular… Damn you USC!

      • Tim Menke

        Nah us cellular got it

  • red014

    Is it the Moto X or all AT&T Android phones that have the carrier taking up space in the notification bar?

    • BrianLipp

      my VZW Moto X doesnt have it. Ive never seen any VZW phone with their name in the status bar (besides the iphone? i dont know). I think its just an AT&T (and Tmobile?) thing.

      • Greyhame

        Saw the tiny iphone 5S this past weekend… definitely has VZW branding in the status bar.

        • BrianLipp

          yea, i couldnt remember if they had it or not. my parents have iphones but i never really look at them. Id trade our slow updates for fast updates if it meant having VZW in the status bar though.

        • mechapathy

          I’m pretty sure iOS displays carrier info in the status bar. So it’s not exactly branding. In the case of AT&T and the Moto X, it seems to be an AT&T inclusion, so in that case it would be branding.

          • Greyhame

            “..not exactly branding.”


          • mechapathy

            It’s a function of the iOS status bar. Would you say the Android notification tray is branded because it also displays carrier info? Or the quick settings panel? Or the lock screen? No. You wouldn’t.

          • Greyhame

            Oh, I see what you’re saying now. But the fact that it’s hidden in android until you interact with it, or search for it, while on ios it’s always visible… that, to me, is a huge eye sore. Branding in my book.

          • mechapathy

            I get what you’re saying, but the carrier didn’t put it there. It’s there so you know which network you’re operating on. I don’t like the way it looks either, and I’m content with the places I mentioned displaying “T-MOBILE” on my Nexus 4 as opposed to being always visible, but I still wouldn’t call it branding. I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.

    • silver_arrow

      It looks like something that AT&T has been doing on all their devices lately. Shame really but I guess it’s the most obvious branding that the can do to the device so they do it.

    • chris125

      its an att thing

  • red014

    The Verizon version won’t see it, but the new Verizon Moto X Maxx Ultra HD 2 will have it preinstalled in 2 months. Did I do that right?

    • Adam Truelove

      Not enough DROID!!

    • clobberedchina

      ” the new Verizon Moto X Maxx Ultra HD 2″

      I’ve been wondering about that myself. It would be par for the course.

  • Gnex

    I hope this update gets past Verizon’s intensive trolling testing soon.

  • Shane Redman

    Tick Tock Verizon….the droid family should at least have this by weeks end, leaving the MotoX to get it by Holloween

    • Adrynalyne

      Of next year.

  • jnt

    I’m just glad Verizon isn’t rushing this out like all the other carriers. Who knows what kind of damage this could do to their network, let alone the Verizon Moto X…

    • EC8CH

      Probably testing it to make sure it doesn’t somehow allow customers to retain unlimited data while buying phones at contract renewal promotional pricing.

    • Guest

      I think my Verizon Dev Edition Moto X shipped with it… So hopefully we can serve as the “soak test” haha.. What software version is everyone on?

    • phily

      If you bought a phone this new, and are already complaining about not getting updates to fix broken things.. You probably shouldn’t of bought that phone.

    • ahsan9023

      Loise, you
      make $27h…good for you! I make up to $85h working from home. My story is
      that I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I
      easily bring in around $45h to $85h…heres a good example of what i’m

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  • CLayton

    Its not like Verizon’s software is any more secure or stable…SO WHY THE DELAYS?!

    • dtraini30


    • Adrynalyne

      Because people answer (or in this case don’t) with their checkbook. As long as people keep signing contracts (the unlimited glitch is a good example), the threat of leaving (that few make good on) holds no power or motivation against Verizon.

      Verizon is laughing at us. They will continue to do so until their profits are affected. No amount of crying online matters to them.

      • Greyhame

        Sad but true.

      • mechapathy

        Good point. That unlimited “glitch” has popped up more than once since the axe was brought to unlimited data. I’m gonna go out on a fairly stable limb here, and say that it’s a conspiracy to get those who would leave to sign a new contract.



  • Russell Sprague

    Come on Verizon, you can do it!