Motorola has made themselves known in the last year or so to update their devices quickly and as fully as possible. When the new Moto X was announced, one of the many questions that owners of the original Moto X had been whether or not the device would get the new Moto Voice features, like being able to change the hotword to start voice control. Well, in a post regarding Lollipop update details for the original Moto X, Luciano Carvalho also confirmed the answers to these questions in the comments.

In the comments on Carvalho’s post on Google+ about the Lollipop updates for other devices, another Google+ user asked if he could confirm whether or not features from the 2014 Moto X would come to the 2013 Moto X. His answer is as follows:

The original Moto X will get all features from 2nd gen that are not dependent on hardware. This excludes Best Photo feature from Camera/Gallery and a couple Moto Actions dependent on the new IR sensors)… Yes, the Moto app with new Moto Voice app will be there.

The Best Photo feature he later explains is semi-dependent on the new camera in the 2014 Moto X, which is why it is not included. However, it would seem the features from the new Moto Voice is not hardware dependent, so owners of the original Moto X have that to look forward to.

Which non-hardware dependent feature are you looking forward to on your older Moto X?

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    • Is Lollipop not out yet for the 2013 Moto X yet? I just ordered the Developer edition for Verizon assuming I could update it right out of the box when I get it.

    • If you read Luciano’s post on Google+, that’s answered. Basically, there is no specific time, they’re doing everything they can to get it to you.

        • Negative, only will permit “Ok, Google Now” to be trained to your voice, not for users to speak other words. Just attempted this and it didn’t accept even saying only “OK, Google”.

          • If you go to language and input, and voice there a spot to change it as well but doesn’t do anything when I click on it

            Edit: looks like you used to be able to change it from here but google removed it according to help. That must be where I changed it once

  1. I would like to point out that the voice feature IS hardwhwre dependant. The moto x has special hardware that let’s you communicate while the phone is locked and screen powered down. Both the new and old version have that special hardware. I think the Nexus 6 also has that hardware. Those are the only phones in existence that I am aware of that has that amazing feature to be “always listening” for the owners command.

    • I don’t think so. In order to use it on T-Mobile you have to buy the unlocked version, and Wi-Fi calling only comes on T-Mobile specific phones. However, I use a T-Mobile CellSpot, and my first gen Moto X uses it with Hangouts Dialer. It works great, pretty much the same thing.

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