Motorola and Google are all set to announce the Moto X smartphone at a press event later today. This much-awaited smartphone is the first phone to be developed entirely under Google-owned Motorola. It will be joining the recently announced trio of Droid-phones, which will be released on Verizon in US later this month.
One of the features of the upcoming Moto X smartphone – Motorola Connect – has been leaked ahead of the announcement as someone at Motorola or Google’s office jumped the gun and published a supporting Chrome extension in the Chrome Webstore.
Chrome Webstore description reveals that Motorola Connect feature on the Moto X smartphone will allow users to view/ reply text messages and see who’s calling directly from Chrome web browser.
Motorola Connect is not only supported on Moto X, but also on the Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx smartphones.
Here is the Chrome webstore description of Motorola Connect extension:
Motorola Connect allows you to see text messages and calls coming into your Connect enabled phone on your computer’s Chrome browser. You can read and respond to texts using your keyboard and even know who’s calling before deciding if you should reach for your phone.
Update: Motorola Migrate Android app live in Google Play
Looks like the recent rumours about immediate availability of Moto X are true as Motorola seems to be finishing up the last minutes things to make Moto X all ready to ship. Another feature that will be a part of Moto X and the new Droid smartphones – Motorola Migrate – has been detailed via the supplementary app, which popped up in Google Play just now.
Spotted by folks at Android Police, Motorola Migrate allows users moving to new Motorola smartphones including Moto X from other Android devices to transfer that data like text messages, call history, SIM contacts, media, volume and screen brightness.
“One of the biggest pains of a new phone is losing some of your important stuff. Now you can move your photos, videos, SIM contacts and even your call and text history—from your old Android phone to your new Motorola phone in just a few steps, wirelessly,” notes Motorola in the Google Play description.
Motorola Migrate works with phones running on Android 2.2 or above.