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New Moto X gets 4 exclusive apps in Google Play Store

Motorola has just launched a quartet of apps in the Google Play Store. Don't jump off your seats and go download them just yet - these are not for everyone.
September 17, 2014

Motorola has just launched a quartet of apps in the Google Play Store. Don’t jump off your seats and go download them just yet, though. These happen to be exclusive to the new Moto X (2nd generation) and allow you to manage all the awesome features the new phone has to offer, while keeping you educated on these capabilities.

This is part of Motorola’s now habitual system app releases. Instead of installing these as system apps, the manufacturer has decided to upload crucial apps to the Google Play Store. This allows the them to improve important software applications and features without having to deliver a full OTA update (these often take long to reach our devices).

Today we are taking a look at Moto Actions, Moto Display, Motorola Sensor Services and Moto. None of these seem to work for the past generation Moto X, which makes us believe Motorola has decided to keep their apps separate. Without further ado, let’s take a look at these apps and what they do.

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Moto Actions

Moto Actions makes gestures and touchless controls possible. The app is constantly on the lookout and detects when you wave your hand above the phone to silence a call or alarm, or when you twist your wrist to activate the camera.

Moto Display

Moto Display is pretty much a renamed version of the Active Display feature. It allows the Moto X to showcase information and notifications, displaying them directly in the screen when you interact with the touchscreen.

Motorola Sensor Services

We are not sure exactly what this one is for, but Moto says “Motorola Sensor Services allows you to keep your Sensor firmware updated to allow for the best phone experience.”


The new Moto X is unlike your usual devices. It has features we very rarely see in the market and Motorola wants to make sure you know how to take full advantage of your new smartphone. This is why they have released Moto, which is much like a help app.

The app teaches you what you can do with your new Moto X, as well as how to do it.