By Stephen Schenck | September 23, 2013 5:34 PM
The Moto X is a pretty great smartphone. Hype may have gotten the better of it, but its customization features largely delivered, it offers some very respectable performance in light of the raw hardware under the hood, and we even dug a lot of its software features. As we noted in our Moto X review, the one big disappointment we came away from the phone with was in its camera performance; despite (or maybe because of) the RGBC sensor, designed to capture additional light, pictures came out muddy, lacking saturation, and even the touted low-light abilities failed to impress. Luckily, Motorola may be able to redeem the Moto X’s camera, announcing a new update with a number of camera improvements.
Motorola says that focus speed should be greatly improved, and the camera will waste less time trying to refocus when it doesn’t actually need to. Sped-up transitions will make switching between front and rear cameras take less time. And perhaps most importantly, white balance tweaks are intended to improve color accuracy and exposure.
Beyond that, there are a few bugfixes, better Touchless Control accuracy, and improvements to how the phone imports contents from other Androids. T-Mobile users get access to this release first, but expect to see it come to other carriers soon.