"Presenting the device that has the potential to change the way you use your smartphone"
And now the features that can change the way you use your phone. One of them is tagged Active Display, and is responsible for throwing up icons indicating notifications on the screen when the device is on standby. These notifications fade in and out, and appear when the device is removed from a pocket or a bag, or lifted up from a table. Utilising the AMOLED display's inherent qualities, these barely consume additional battery power, and are actionable as well.
When you touch the icon with your finger, you get to see the details regarding the notification on the top of the screen, and dragging upwards will unlock the device and jump straight to the app responsible for it. Dragging downloads will just unlock the handset.
Think that's nifty? Let us tell you about Touchless Control. Courtesy the dedicated co-processor that's always-on and keeps listening for the activation hotword, you can basically control the Moto X and make it do things without even touching it! The hotword phrase is 'Okay Google Now', and you'll need to train the device by recording this thrice in your voice when you set up this functionality for the first time. After that, the smartphone will be always keeping an ear out for this phrase, and will activate Google's voice search as soon as you say it. You can ask "what's new" to make it tell you about missed events and waiting notifications, dial out to a contact, SMS or email someone, set alarms or reminders, start navigation using Google Maps, or make Google searches. Remember, all this, without even touching your phone! And this only works with the voice of the person it has been set up with, so someone standing next to you can't activate it on your Moto X.