U.S. Cellular together with Motorola are in the process of preparing a much-anticipated update for the Moto X. The upgrade is a duplicate of what we’ve already seen T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T roll out to their carrier-branded devices, bringing a multitude of camera improvements and bug fixes.
The Moto X was released back in August 2013, and packs a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2,200 mAh battery.
The full changelog for the upcoming update can be seen below:
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
U.S. Cellular is expected to roll out the update pretty soon. So if you own a Cellular-branded device, there’s never been a better time to head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade.