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Motorola Updates Contextual Services Too, Teases New Release Next Week

Motorola updated Contextual Services for the Moto X and DROID line this morning, in addition to the update to Modality Services that we saw yesterday. The update adds “support for location detection,” improves driving detection using audio (similar to what the Modality update did), and fixes bugs.

Motorola doesn’t appear to be done, though. In a post to G+, Mark Rose (senior director product management) told us to expect another release next week that Motorola thinks we will “really enjoy.” Tough to tell if it’s related to the updates to Contextual and Modality services or not, but either way, we have something to look forward to from Moto next week. 

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  • Chewy789

    OTAs through Google Play? Haha if only.

  • Cael

    Camera update please

  • Robert Macri

    Google just added walking, running and biking to Play Services. I wonder if they’ll update the assist app with those activities.

  • Anon

    I would “really enjoy” 4.4.2/4.4.3 for the Droid Ultra/MAXX/Mini line.

  • JZ

    “Added support for location detection might” be related to Motorola Alert.

  • epps720

    With all this G3 hype, Moto trying to make sure they’re not forgotten

  • Scott Kart

    Active notifications!

  • breadable

    “really enjoy”? I’m guessing full strength vibration when the phone detects it is in a pocket?

    • Anon

      Is that a Motorola phone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

  • Daniel Russell

    Improved active notifications? Please?!

    • Laura Steven

      He implicitly states these updates are for improved functionality for the apps they interface with.

      • we aren’t equal

        Wow we have a genius woman over here. Jesus Christ.

  • TSK

    Would it be TOO crazy to think that Google could roll out 4.4.3 on the Moto X before the Nexus? Possibly give us a taste of Android Silver early? No….They couldn’t.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      That would never happen. Nexus 5 will be first.

      • Rashad

        Ask the nexus 4

      • trixnkix637

        Moto X had 4.4.2 before some of the Nexus devices if I remember right. The VZW version no less I believe.

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Yeah but not the Nexus 5 obviously. Google isn’t releasing a new device with 4.4.3 so Nexus 5 will still be the flagship phone. The reason the Nexus 4 lagged was because 4.4 was releasing with the N5.

          • trixnkix637

            That could be a case of tomato tomatoe. The whole point of Nexus devices is that they receive updates directly from Google & first. I’m not saying you’re wrong, just saying I don’t know if you’re wholly right either.

          • needa

            the reason the n4 and other devices lagged was because some users with encryption turned on were ending up with bricked devices.

        • needa

          moto took forever to release 4.4.2. nexus devices had the update shortly after we got kit-kat.

          • trixnkix637

            Sorry I meant kit Kat. It’s been that kind of a morning.

          • needa

            i totally understand.

      • Droid Ronin

        but then again, Moto X got KitKat before the Nexus 4 did.

        • grumpyfuzz

          gotta keep in mind it was only via ota, and you couldn’t get it before that. If you have a Nexus, you probably read up on android updates and just flashed the update.

          • Kevin

            Well that’s not really receiving the update then, now is it?

          • grumpyfuzz

            No it’s not, but the nexus was hardly behind on that. Props to motorola though.

  • Dominic Powell

    You need to look on the post from Punit Soni. He implicitly states these updates are for improved functionality for the apps they interface with.

  • Is this what interfaces with Motorola Assist? It seems spotty when I want my Pocketcasts app to launch.