Mobile phone maker Motorola has made available for download an updated flavor of its Motorola Assist mobile client for Android-based smartphones, currently up for grabs as version 1.3.15.The updated software comes to devices with some appealing enhancements packed inside, including the option to reply to incoming SMS messages using your voice.
This should prove a great feature for those who would like to perform this action while driving, as they will be able to keep both hands on the wheel and continue driving safely.
The updated Motorola Assist client also comes with a series of improvements to the driving detection, the available release notes for the application unveil.
Moreover, the software will automatically launch user’s favorite music app when driving, Motorola revealed. Various bug fixes were also included in the application as part of this release.
“Motorola Assist recognizes when you shouldn’t be bothered, like when you’re sleeping or in a meeting,” the handset vendor notes in the application’s changelog.
“After hours, it only lets important calls through. It even knows when you’re driving and can automatically play music, announce calls and read out new text messages.”
The mobile client also provides users with the possibility to easily set actions that the device should take. Exceptions can also be set, so that the phone would work exactly in the way users want it to.
The application also comes with a Driving mode, though only a small number of Motorola smartphones offer support for it at the moment.
Among them, we can count the Moto X, as well as the Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, and Droid Maxx, which are available for purchase on the network of Verizon Wireless in the United States.
You can download Motorola Assist 1.3.15 from the official Google Play Store. The app requires Android 4.2 or newer platform versions to work.