Leaked promotional video shows Moto X always-on voice commands

A leaked video from a Canadian wireless carrier has fully revealed the Moto X appearance as well as several of its custom software features, such as an always-on voice command system and gesture to launch the phone's camera.

The video, filmed for Rogers Wireless and leaked by Ausdroid, primarily focuses on how the phone is always listening for Google Now voice commands, regardless of whether the screen is being touched. Moto X also features an "active updates" display that showcases what kind of information is available – such as a text message or voice mail – instead of a blinking notification light found on most phones that doesn't display information.

Moto X features multiple modifications to the standard Android camera, including a gesture system to launch the software instead of a physical button. "Just twist your wrist twice and [the camera is] ready to shoot," the Rogers representative notes. Additionally, holding a finger on the touchscreen when the camera is open will take several photos at once.

The video corroborates recently leaked images of the phone, showcasing a design similar to LG's Nexus 4 smartphone that was designed in coordination with Google. According to the video, the Moto X will be released through Rogers in August in black and white variants, though previously leaked information stated more colors are expected to be available, possibly just not when the phone launches.

The video's speaker claims Rogers will be the sole Canadian carrier of the phone; in the U.S., the Moto X is expected to be carried by all four major wireless service providers.

Source: Ausdroid via The Verge

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