1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Tips Contextual software update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shalemail, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,453
    Posts:
    3,351
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010

    Jul 21, 2010
    3,351
    11,214
    1,453
    Male
    Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
    Under your bed
    Anybody else see this?

    I have not noticed anything but again, loving that they have components of the phone that can update through the play store without having to push OTA.

    Thanks again Moto.
    :D
     

    Advertisement

  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    I updated it yesterday. Apparently BT was added to the driving assist, I don't use that but may try it out. It'd be nice to have to BT connect automatically, if that's what it does.
     
  3. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    321
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011

    Jan 19, 2011
    321
    32
    63
    Police Lieutenant
    Chattanooga, TN
    Just updated mine. This is nice.
     
  4. JustinHEMI

    JustinHEMI Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    103
    Posts:
    538
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010

    Apr 29, 2010
    538
    151
    103
    Male
    Senior nuclear reactor operator
    Pittsburgh, PA
    In what way?

    Justin
     
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,322
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    2,322
    483
    163
    Central NJ
    That's what's being reported, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm assuming that I have to enable it, or at a minimum tell it what devices should trigger driving mode.
     
    Clementine_3 likes this.
  6. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Still haven't gone digging for it yet. If you figure it out please post!
     
  7. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,453
    Posts:
    3,351
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010

    Jul 21, 2010
    3,351
    11,214
    1,453
    Male
    Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
    Under your bed
    Ask and you shall receive.

    What's New
    - Added support for Bluetooth driving detection
    - Bug fixes!

    Additional information
    Updated
    December 18, 2013

    Size
    794k

    Installs
    100,000 - 500,000

    Current Version
    5.16.06

    Requires Android
    4.2 and up

    Content Rating
    Low Maturity
     
    Clementine_3 likes this.
  8. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Right, how do you activate/set it up though? Is it straightforward or convoluted?
     
  9. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User
    Rank:
     #44
    Points:
    483
    Posts:
    6,694
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010

    Jan 7, 2010
    6,694
    1,929
    483
    It's always been there - it's just an update through the Play Store rather than waiting for a new OTA.
     
  10. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    I mean the BT, that's new. I guess I'm going to have to give it a whirl.
     
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    513
    Posts:
    7,971
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,971
    3,604
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY
    This would be nice if it stops thinking im driving when taking the train. :)


    Although I'll have to admit, I kinda never liked this software. It made it harder to use Google maps and music while driving. And although I wish both Gmaps and Gmusic worked better with voice, for now they still dont.


    Not sure how related this is to the device waking when being picked up.
     
  12. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    What I was hoping it would do is turn the BT on and connect to your car BT when it realized you're in the car. It doesn't do that (yet), that would be a nice feature. No need for me to use Assist yet.
     
  13. krouget

    krouget Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    456
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010

    Jan 13, 2010
    456
    121
    68
    Yeah, I don't see any pressing need for it, either.

    As it stands now, I just leave BT on at all times and it will connect to the car by itself, anyway. It's never been a big battery draw, so it's pretty much out of sight and mind.
     
  14. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    I just turn it on when I get in the car (it will connect while I'm in the house sometimes if I leave it on!), it would be great if it could turn itself on for me though! And GPS too, that would really be nice!

    Tasker can probably do that for me but I'm such a novice with it still, and not rooted.
     
  15. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    123
    Posts:
    861
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    861
    135
    123
    New York, USA
    Actually, from what I understand the point of this was so that once you were connected to a BT device known to be in your vehicle it would automatically switch to "car mode". It wasn't intended to automate the task of turning BT on when you got in your car.

    It's not so much for BT to connect automatically, my headsets (Voyager 510 and Motorola S-11 Flex HD) connect automatically when I turn them on when in range, but to act as a "car dock" enabler like the first-gen Droid had (magnet in the car dock enabled a car dock screen) but using BT instead.
     
    alostpacket and Clementine_3 like this.
  16. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    I didn't do much looking but wasn't entirely sure what it is supposed to do after the update. Thanks for the run-down!

    I don't really use the car mode, if I want to use maps I launch it via voice command, same for making a call. If I get a text/email it can just sit there until I'm no longer driving. My car is so old that I can't play tunes through my speakers so I don't use the music feature. No real draw for Assist yet.

    I just think it would be nice to auto launch GPS and BT, a wish list as it were :)
     
  17. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    321
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011

    Jan 19, 2011
    321
    32
    63
    Police Lieutenant
    Chattanooga, TN
    It is nice to get updates via app rather than having to wait for the blessings from AT&T. If Moto could send the OS updates instead of having to wait on carrier approval, everyone would be happier.
     
  18. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,322
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    2,322
    483
    163
    Central NJ




    Tasker should be able to detect the notification that appears when the phone detects you're driving, and turn on Bluetooth automatically. You could then have it turn off Bluetooth when the device disconnects. Unless you're rooted, there's no way for Tasker to know when the driving notification has been removed (Android has an API for this, but neither Tasker or any plugins use it yet).
     
    Clementine_3 likes this.
  19. JustinHEMI

    JustinHEMI Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    103
    Posts:
    538
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010

    Apr 29, 2010
    538
    151
    103
    Male
    Senior nuclear reactor operator
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Gotcha, yeah, I agree. I was just asking because I thought you were talking about the app itself, and was wondering what you had found, if so.

    Thanks

    Justin
     
  20. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,185
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010

    Jul 23, 2010
    1,185
    201
    143
    I just use Tasker to setup a task that turns Bluetooth on, export it as a separate app (using the Tasker add on), and then open that app by voice command when I'm in the car.
     
    Clementine_3 likes this.
  21. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,043
    Posts:
    5,932
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    OMG! That was so easy and works perfectly!
    Thank you so much. I'll learn this Tasker yet.
     

Share This Page

Loading...