Rogers Moto X video shows off advanced voice control and active updates

Summary:We are seeing more and more about the Moto X appear, and a new Rogers video shows the device with a release date in August.

The Moto X was confirmed by Dennis Woodside at All Things D in May, and since then, we have seen marketing materials and a focus on personalization . The latest discovery by Ausdroid is a Rogers promotional video that shows the powerful voice command functionality in the Moto X.

Rogers video of Moto X shows off advanced voice control and active updates

It seems the leaks, whether intentional or accidental, are heating up, and that likely means we will see the launch of the Moto X soon. We were told it would come sometime before October, but it looks like we may see it sooner rather than later. The Rogers rep in the video stated it will be coming in August. With a focus on the US assembly, I imagine we may see it launch here first before moving to Canada so we could see it this month.

I like hearing about the US assembly plan, and the outside customization is a nice touch. However, this model of the Moto X looks to be a mid-range smartphone, and for my personal usage I focus primarily on the high-end devices.

The hands-free native voice control looks great, and I hope this is related to Android 4.3, rather than a Motorola exclusive. You can get this type of capability now on Android with apps like Dragon, where you simply say "Hello Dragon" and then speak your command. Since I work in a quiet engineering office and ride a commuter train, I rarely find the need or desire to control my phone with my voice, so I am not particularly excited about the functionality shown in the video for my own personal needs.

The video also shows a gesture-based method of launching the camera, which saves more time than tapping on the display in multiple locations.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Smartphones

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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