Motorola has issued a couple updates to its excellent Assist and Active Display apps for Moto X and Moto G, clearing up a few user-facing issues.
Assist is the company’s context-aware organization tool meant to improve three areas of one’s life: driving, meeting and sleeping. Driving uses the accelerometer to detect when you’re moving quickly and reads our incoming texts or the name of an incoming call; Meeting silences your phone during scheduled appointments, with the option of auto-replying to incoming texts or calls; Sleep silences your phone during specific hours.
All are pretty handy, but Motorola has seen fit to improve the meeting aspect by allowing incoming calls when meetings are scheduled, but that time is set to “available.” The company responded to feedback that some people scheduled personal time in their calendars, which automatically silenced the phone during those periods. Bluetooth integration with car stereos is also improved in the new version.
Active Display has also been updated. It now abides by the vibration settings on the phone, so if vibration is turned off, touching the screen will no longer initiate haptic feedback. A small but useful change.
Good to see Motorola continuing to improve the standalone (and standout) features of the Moto X and Moto G.