Motorola Touchless control’s new “What’s up” command reads your notifications
Even though Motorola hasn’t gained the amount of praise we’d want it to have for its 2013 line-up, that doesn’t change the fact that the company did raise the bar significantly with devices like the Moto X. You can fully interact with the device without having to pick-it-up, and as sci-fi as that would’ve sounded just a year ago, people have become fond of its simplicity and accuracy. That said, even though the company has gained a new owner, it hasn’t stopped working on improving its offerings.
The company’s Touchless controls app will soon be enhanced with a new “What’s up” command that will do more than just listen to you. Now the service will read back your notifications on compatible devices, which would be the Moto X, the Verizon Droid Mini, Ultra and MAXX. The basic requirement for this to work is for your device to be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat though, so make sure you’re up to speed with the service first.
Sadly the voice being used is reportedly quite robotic, but hey, you can get this read back in English, Spanish and Italian, which surely beats having to read things yourself while on the go. Hopefully the update will reach your device soon, and if not, hit our source link for the Google Play store.