Hours before the official reveal of the Moto X, two new Motorola-powered apps have popped up in both Chrome and Google Play stores with ties to the insanely hyped device. One is Motorola Connect, a Chrome extension that allows you to see text messages and calls coming through your “Connect enabled phone” in Chrome. The other is an Android app that helps you migrate “photos, videos, SIM contacts, and even your call and text history” from your current phone to one of Motorola’s new devices.
Here is the description for Connect, which includes “Moto X”:
Motorola Connect allows you to see text messages and calls coming into your Connect enabled phone on your computer’s Chrome browser. You can read and respond to texts using your keyboard and even know who’s calling before deciding if you should reach for your phone.
Motorola Connect is currently supported on Moto X, DROID ULTRA, DROID MAXX and DROID MINI.
Here is the description for Migrate:
One of the biggest pains of a new phone is losing some of your important stuff. Now you can move your photos, videos, SIM contacts and even your call and text history—from your old Android phone to your new Motorola phone in just a few steps, wirelessly.
Motorola Migrate can only transfer media from devices with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above
So again, we are hours away from the Moto X becoming official. Should we look into these at all? Why would Motorola push both of these services live today if the phone isn’t coming out for a couple of weeks? Maybe Verizon’s August 23 launch date really is later than everyone else’s? The hypebeasting never stops.
We’ll know it all in a few hours! Stick close to the site this afternoon.
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