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App of the Week: Motorola Assist Hits Google Play

by Brandon Russell | November 21, 2013November 21, 2013 5:00 pm PST


Motorola’s excellent and intelligent Assist feature is now available in Google Play, giving a wider consumer base access to software that frankly everyone should download. The feature, which is a big reason why we enjoyed the Moto X so much, is designed to recognize when you’re busy, whether you’re driving, in a meeting or sleeping. Basically, it makes your phone less annoying, which is something I’m sure we can all appreciate.

While driving, for example, Assist will respond accordingly so you don’t take your eyes off the road. With the driving feature, Assist gives you two options: one to read text messages back to you and let you know who’s calling, and to immediately play your most recent audio track over Bluetooth when it senses you’re on the road. Each feature in addition to helping you stay focused on the road, takes inspiration from other competing predictive intelligence services; when you’re in a meeting, your phone will automatically reply to those who text or call, and when you’re sleeping, Assist will keep your phone quiet.

Assist can be tailored to your needs; it’s been that way since first appearing in our lives a few months ago. And now, you can even customize your quick reply when driving, and auto-reply in meeting mode. Motorola likes to think of anything without it is simply “lazy.” Unfortunately, the app’s Driving mode is only compatible with four different devices, including the Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, Droid Maxx and Moto X, but the other features should be good to go.

You can download Motorola Assist now in Google Play for free.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.