New Motorola DROID phones to get camera-improving update “soon”


Motorola DROID Ultra, Maxx and Mini users have been enjoying their devices to the… max. These are great smartphones, but no phone is perfect. They have to be improved via OTA updates and if you have one of these phone you may get one sooner than you think!

Motorola VP of Product Management Punit Soni reminded us so in his last Google+ post. “Verizon users… You know that SW update is coming soon…”, he said. His followers were soon to jump into the golden question – when? More exactly, a follower said he was anxious and wanted more information, to which he answered simple “Don’t be :)”.

These performance upgrades don’t tend to be that important, but this one fixes very substantial issues with the devices. The camera is not optimal, for example (this is especially the case with the Moto X). Chris mentions this update turns the Moto X’s horrible camera into an “ok” one.


Motorola DROID Ultra, Maxx and Mini update improvements

  • Improved camera quality, faster focus and faster switching between rear and front camera mode.
  • Better touchless control.
  • Improved call quality.
  • Added and improved features: MotoCare, Assist and more.

We may still not know when this update is coming, but Punit seems very sure of himself. We would say it is coming sooner rather than later, but don’t take our word on that. Let’s just be patient (we know it’s hard).

Continue reading:

TAGS: Motorola DROID MAXX , Motorola DROID Mini , Motorola DROID Ultra , ota

  • BigCiX

    End the Droid line up please Verizon

    • dizel123

      Stupid stupid stupid

  • No_Nickname90

    Why did someone deliberately blur the phone screen? What are they trying to hide?

    • scoter man1


      • No_Nickname90

        Really? LoL!!

        That X-rated school supply.

    • phinn

      I believe they were being ironical, i.e. the phone took a blurred/poor quality image.

    • Daniel

      Plus he blurred the finger a bit…
      I’d buy a magic phone that makes stuff pixelated.

      • spawnbay

        Lol you can see the blur extending like 20 pixels beyond the edge of the phone all the way around

        • Daniel

          where do i buy this hax phone? and will this feature remain if i flash a custom rom?

    • ari_free

      They are not trying to hide anything. That’s the next version of Minecraft.

      • No_Nickname90

        More like Arts-n-Craft. Badum tss.

  • ChristianMcC

    Hopefully sooner than the continuing nonsupport they have on the N7 LTE, which was supposed to be tested and allowed “soon”…..

  • Lee Mclaurin

    I wish they’d include the update to allow the phones to use Motorola AWS band. We have it rolling out here in Chicago and I can’t take advantage of it.

  • gtg5017

    Honestly, i think i’m most looking forward to improved call quality. I just picked up the Droid Maxx and LOVE everything about the phone except the call quality is really, really low when i’ve got my ear to phone. Kind of a weird problem to have these days and i’ve read that others are experiencing it. Hope this update addresses those concerns.

  • Wes Loveday

    Thank heavens! That Camera was worse than my 2 yr old phone. Largely why I skipped the whole Motorola line this go-round.

  • master94

    lol “soon”. Knowing VZW soon means next year