In the recent history of Android and related skins, manufacturers have been taking system apps and releasing them to the Play Store so they can be updated more quickly as opposed to a full OS update. Google, Sony, and HTC are some prominent examples of this trend, and now Motorola rejoins the list for its new Moto X.
Before the phone even reaches the hands of the public, Motorola released 4 apps to the play store that shall help keep several key features of the new Moto X up-to-date. The apps are: Moto Actions, Moto Display, Motorola Sensor Services, and Moto.
Moto Actions are the touchless control and gesture features that are highlighted with the new Moto X. Having this app will likely make it easier to maintain the sensitivity of gestures while being able to add new ones to the mix. Moto Display is the new name for Active Display, which should also reap the benefits of independent updates.
These last two apps are less active. Motorola Sensor Services allows for the phone’s sensor to stay up-to-date with any needed tweaks or bug fixes. Moto is simply a help app, akin to the help apps you can find on new HTC and Samsung devices.
While having these apps in the store is great, I hope that Motorola adds the camera app to the Play Store as they did with last year’s Moto X and Droids, considering cameras are one of Motorola’s most criticized features. What are you looking forward to with these Play Store additions?