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AT&T Announces Moto X Update With Camera Improvements, Rolls Out Today

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The much anticipated camera enhancing update for the Moto X that first began rolling out to the T-Mobile variant of the phone a couple of weeks ago is now ready for all AT&T customers. A soak test for the AT&T model actually started popping up on phones earlier in the week, but AT&T has announced that it should be available to the majority of customers today, October 4. 

Here is the changelog:

  • Camera enhancements:
    • Enhanced camera auto-white balance performance and color accuracy.
    • Improved exposure when taking photos outside or backlit, and improved clarity in low light.
    • Faster touch-to-focus time and reduced unnecessary refocusing in low light or scenes with continuous motion.
  • Faster response and improved accuracy when using Touchless Control and easier set up and training of the “Ok Google Now” trigger.
  • Enhanced transfer of content from old phone to new phone using Motorola Migrate.
  • Fine-tuned feature that allows you to find phone when it is lost that sometimes prevented a lost phone from reporting its location.

We’ve already covered this update pretty intensely, with a full gallery of before and after shots for the camera. We also compared the new camera to some of the top phones on the market, including the G2 and Galaxy S4. It’s definitely something you’ll want to update to as soon as possible.

To grab the update, head into Settings>About phone>System updates. The update will like start rolling out slowly today, but will pick up pace and become available to more customers daily.

That gives us updates for T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T variants of the Moto X – Verizon is the only one left.

Via:  ATT

  • LeduNedu

    Sometimes man, you jsut have to roll with the punches. Wow.


  • Pedro

    These are the type of threads that make me giggle after leaving VZW for far too much of their ETFs.
    I’ve got a Nexus 4, my older daughter has a N4, with the youngest ‘rocking’ an apple 4s. Everyone is pre-paid. No one is carrier locked. And no one whines about updates. And the three plans run $120 each and every month. I get a free N5 when it comes out with the VZW savings!

  • findjaysee

    Secures my choice to leave Verizon finally (after 8 years) for this phone and network. I’m so happy I just got the update!! I’m sure Verizon’s another month or 2… (Or 3?) out before they get it.

  • gregba7

    what are the chances that VZW gets moto maker with the 32gb option by black friday?

    • guesswhat

      will probably get it ..but by then ATT moto x will probably get kitkat update 🙂

  • blix247

    Great, now get those wood backs out in time for Halloween!

  • Justin Rogers

    update or not.. The camera was still horrible in “in house” lighting.. Had the phone for about 3 days and LOVED everything about it.. Screen was awesome, feel of the device was awesome, performance was awesome, software was perfect.. Damit if the camera were better this would be a perfect device!

    • jrbmed08

      Agreed. I just tried to take some pics in low indoor lighting and was majorly disappointed. My Gnex had a better camera.

  • greyhulk

    I’ll be interested to see if the old root method still works after this update. I have been waiting for this update to root. It makes my skin crawl having a phone that isn’t rooted.

    • Ian Case

      There are ways to protect root while installing the update.

  • MikeSaver

    DL Community, please advise!

    I am on Verizon with unlimited data, intend on buying the Moto X but want to customize.
    Starting to consider switching to AT&T because of the terrible update slowness at Verizon. Is this advisable?

    I asked this in another thread, but seems more relevant here.

    • blix247

      Don’t give up your unlimited data if you use a ton of it. If the rumors are true Verizon should be able to customize in 30-60 days anyways.

    • monkey082506

      I gave up my unlimited last month and jumped to AT&T’s AIO program with my custom Moto X. I wasn’t using my unlimited enough to be paying as much as I was.

    • Tyler

      I hear you can sell unlimited data accounts for a couple hundred. Might want to do that if you switch.

  • Andrew L

    Hey Kellex, any idea about when the Moto Maker is coming to Verizon? My mom desperately needs to update her phone, and I’ve been telling here to hold off till November.

  • HeLLkAt31

    Why couldn’t the phone already have been fine tuned at launch? Do they wait for the masses to complain about the phone and then look for a fix?

    • Ian Case

      When you go from a limited test to hundreds of thousands of people spread all over the country, issues crop up. Every time.

  • GentlemanScholar

    This just confirms that I will be leaving Verizon for AT&T or T Mobile as soon as I know whether I’ll be getting the Moto X or Nexus 5. Google, give us an announcement.

    • michael arazan

      October 14th is the date of event

  • AxemRed

    I told myself I would wait 1 week after the ATT update was released before bugging Verizon. Next Friday it’s on if I haven’t gotten a soak test invite yet.

  • Lunkman

    Inside scoop on when I can make a Verizon version on Motomaker please!

    • MikeSaver


      • greyhulk

        *2014 FTFY

  • GJB

    I saw a response from Verizon Customer Service on their message board yesterday claiming that Motorola hasn’t sent Verizon the update yet, so it’s Moto’s fault that VZW customers aren’t getting the update yet…yeah, right.

    • GJB

      Here it is: https://community.verizonwireless.com/message/1003979

      “At this time, our friends at Motorola have not yet confirmed or provided a release date for this information.”


      ” As soon as there is news to be shared about the update, we will be sure to update our news site. There is nothing available at this time. We do understand the importance of the updates. We take pride in the overall network experience.”

      Of course, I still signed with the devil earlier this week to get my Moto X because I could keep unlimited data…*sigh*

      • BrianLipp

        thats total BS from Verizon. How could Verizon, Motos best friend, be the ONLY carrier not to get the update from them? Verizon is just delaying it until its also working on the Droids, because god forbid something have better software than their precious Droids, no matter how long it is.

    • Jordan Webb

      Moto might be waiting (on request or not) to push the Droid and Motox updates to Verizon at the same time.

    • AxemRed

      I’m not sure what Verizon’s testing plan looks like, but if they require Moto to sign off that they did specific types of lengthy testing before they even submit the update, it’s possible that they really haven’t submitted it yet, but it would still be Verizon indirectly causing the delay.

  • Adam Emshwiller

    nothing on my ATT Moto X yet… patiently waiting. Glad to see the Update Timeframe was not ridiculously long. I hope it’s the same with Android OS Updates.

    • Adam Truelove

      On ATT you should be fine. The Verizon Moto X will wait months for each update.

  • andres barroeta

    good moto x 🙂 best phone ever

  • andres barroeta

    🙂 yes

  • Col_Angus

    Wouldn’t want this to potentially ruin VZ Navigator.

    • Adrynalyne

      VZ Navigator helps me find my way home, don’t knock it.

  • Robert Macri

    I think Verizon will update soon… this does break root after all.

    • Adam Truelove

      Soon…..like around April 2014

  • Kevin B

    Verizon will update the Galaxy camera at least 2 more times before their Moto X gets this.

    • Col_Angus

      Adding more bloatware should never constitute an update. :/

  • Jason Kahn

    Their crack software approval team is stripping it of all enhancements now, adding more bloatware, making the camera performance worse and some how trying to find a way to make reception worse. Then after 6 months of sitting around hanging out, making it look like they are doing work, they will push the button to roll out the update.

    • Sniper1087

      What? You are assuming the moto x came out 6 months ago? Which it didnt the active display works, the touchless control also works, the camera improved in certain areas, others not so much, and it has been a month and a half and already an update, thats commendable in my opinion.

      • Mark

        I don’t think you got the joke.

  • cmdub

    *clever joke about verizon being awful with updates*

    • Adrynalyne

      An updated camera might destabilize the LTE network. More testing is needed.

    • Adam Truelove

      Those jokes write themselves.

    • janejohnston233

      If you understand what you’re doing, you’re are intelligent.
      Then don’t waste time and move to… bay35.com