Verizon’s Moto X is the Last to Get the Camera Update, However It Is Rolling Out This Week!

October 22, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Now that the T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint Moto X camera updates are out. All that’s left is big red’s. Yes they are last. But they aren’t as far behind with the update as usual. I actually had the Sprint Moto X when the update was pushed out and was able to confirm that the camera is much better after the update. I won’t say it’s the best, because it’s not, but it is much better. In my opinion, the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have better cameras. And those two are tough to say which one is better.

Verizon hasn’t yet posted the changelog on their support site. But we have been told that the soak test went great, which usually means the update is on it’s way within a day or two. The version number will be 139.15.1. According to some sources, the update is expected to start rolling out as soon as tomorrow. We’ve got the full changelog here, thanks to the kind folks over at Android Central.

  • 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 â€” 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

  • 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

Lots of updates, but mostly for the camera, which is what we expected. This update should be rolling out soon, and I’m sure you’ll be much more impressed with the camera once you receive it.