Motorola Contextual Services update now available, yet another Moto app arriving on Google Play


Motorola Contextual Services screenshot

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been seeing Motorola release more and more of their applications in the Google Play Store. Apps like the stock Motorola camera, Touchless Control, and Motorola Assist to name a few — all core apps made available in the Play Store as a way of sidestepping carriers and their infamously slow update processes.

Today, Motorola Contextual Services adds to the list, acting as a sort of Google Play Services only exclusively for Motorola devices. The brains behind device features like Touchless Control or Motorola Assist, Motorola warns that uninstalling the app could break functionality of the apps that rely on Contextual Services for sleep and driving detection, or meeting times. Take note.

In the update, now available on Google Play, Motorola Contextual Services adds “Bluetooth driving detection” to Driving Assist for the Motorola Moto X, Motorola Droid Ultra, Motorola Droid Maxx, and Motorola Droid Mini. Have at it, folks.

Download on Google Play: Motorola Contextual Services

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Loving the way Google are reviving the Motorola brand – they are turning it into an awesome platform company.

    Edit: Platforms rule…LOL

    1. They just need to go cheaper with their price scheme, upgrade the specs, and put in better cameras along with an IR Blaster and they may get my $ for the Moto X 2.

      1. I had an s4 before the x. The ir blaster is useless at the moment IMHO. Most of the apps I tried were clunky and of poor quality and didn’t work well. Even the official Samsung one kept turning my TV off for many commands no matter what code I tried. I haven’t missed it

        1. I have an HTC One, so it’s not an issue for me. I do miss my TW features from when I had the S3 and Note II. Trust me, it’s a nifty feature to have and I say it should be a standard on flagships, but the software is more important than a nice bell/whistle.

  2. My new blossoming caring and loving relationship with Motorola is beginning to make me forget about the abusive one I had with HTC back when I had my Incredible and Incredible 2. Nice job, Motorola!

  3. Motorola keeps giving me more and more reasons to love my Moto X. Not only does it get OTA updates as fast as some Nexus devices, but they’ve sidestepped the OTA process to update their key features even faster. Way to go Moto!

  4. Samsung take note!

    1. Yes, take the Note 3!

      1. Note X?

  5. can’t understand why carriers won’t push updates. especially security based ones, but using the play store is a good way to side step the carriers. should have thought of that earlier.

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