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The first OTA update for Moto X has been making the rounds, already landing on T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and US Cellular. Now the enhancements are landing on Verizon devices. The delay is not at all surprising, really. When you have the best coverage in the country, you're free to take your time with these things. Verizon has all but made this philosophy corporate policy.

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So for Verizon customers who tuned out during the previous announcements, lets run through the major new features again. Software version 139.15.1.ghost_verizon.Verizon.en.US doesn't bump the device up from Android 4.2, but it ushers in a slew of camera-related improvements. The 10MP shooter now has better low light performance, and the app should offer speedier focus times along with faster switching between the camera and the gallery. Less notable changes include improved call quality, increased accuracy for touchless control, and a slew of bug fixes.

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The update should be available now for all Verizon Moto X users, so if you haven't yet received a download notification, try checking for it manually.

Source: Motorola

Thanks, anon.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Grimmjow

    This is quick by Verizon standards. Good moto.

    • Sam Hollis

      Yeah, if it keeps being this relatively swift I'm fine with this. A month of wait isn't awful at all, and at the very least any terrible bugs will be discovered.

      • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

        >> at the very least any terrible bugs will be discovered.

        There are more than one incidents where Verizon took months to "test" an update, then found out there were some nasty bugs the same day/week the update was deployed. I wonder what their testers do all days in the lab.

  • Twinkyz1979

    So when does the Droid family (who uses the same software/hardware) get these updates the X keeps getting?

    • jamaall

      whenever verizon deems it necessary... so probably at least a month lol

  • MeCampbell30

    I am also surprised. But I guess the good relationship Motorola has developed with Verizon counts for something.

  • Greyhame

    Really hoping this rolls out to the other DROIDs ASAP.

  • jamaall

    what about the Droids? I asked motorola and they said to check their upgrade site. The droids aren't on there and they said they would be there when they're going to update it. So... months maybe?

    • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

      Another proof that the Droids shouldn't be considered a Motorola phone -- it's commissioned by Verizon and IS a Verizon phone. You really do get what you pay for.

      • Ashish

        More like you really don't get what you pay for, because at release time one of those Droid was the same price and the other was even more expensive.

  • daburghit

    This news and the comments are making me happy I picked up the X and not one of the new Droids.

  • SHsBolt

    Can somebody help me understand why the improved (read: fixed) moto active part of this update is 'less notable'. I mean, sure, the camera wasn't great, but the constant stream of offers from my phone to read allowed my text messages while at work in a cubicle environment was unacceptable.

    I had to turn off all active notification/touchless control features (and with it, the main reason I bought this phone) to wait for VZW to authorize the update...that is not 'less notable'. In fact, I'd argue, as these features are the main features that draw people to this device (followed by moto maker customization {ATT only} and Made {err, Assembled} in the USA credentials), that this is the MOST notable part of the upgrade.