Motorola updates Touchless Control Software on the popular Moto X

Motorola's Moto X can now read back your notifications if you as it "Whats Up."

Published Thu, Mar 6 2014 7:57 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

This week, Motorola began rolling out updates to its Touchless Control software featured on its Motorola Moto X smartphone. The new feature allows users to simply ask the phone "Whats Up?" and it will respond by reading off the pending notifications found in the notifications bar. Users can also access this feature by saying "Read my notifications." The new features also work on Verizon's Moto Droid Android-based smartphones too.

Motorola updates Touchless Control Software on the popular Moto X |

To use the feature, users must first wake up their smartphone by saying "OK Google Now," the command that activates the Touchless Control feature. The feature is auto updating to some phones, but users can make sure they have it by updating the Touchless Control app via the Google Play Store. Some users are also suggesting that Motorola has optimized the app and fixed several bugs as well as speeding things up overall. This is the one feature I wish HTC would bring to its HTC One flagship and I would use it several times a day. Maybe Google should make this a core feature? What do you think?


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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