Motorola Connect Chrome extension and Migrate Android app go live before Moto X launch

We may have to wait until later today to clap our eyes on the new Moto X smartphone - officially, at least - but Motorola has already made live two pieces of software that will support the handset on its arrival.

Motorola Connect is a Chrome extension that actually appeared in the Chrome Web Store late last night. It syncs with your Motorola phone and lets you see texts and incoming calls from within a Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop computer. So you can read or respond to text messages using your computer's keyboard and see who is calling before answering the phone. That way you don't have to take your eyes off your work unless it's important.

The most important part of the new release is that it is accompanied by a description on the store that highlights its compatibility for the company's new device, as well as the three Droid phones announced in the US recently. "Motorola Connect is currently supported on Moto X, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini," it says.

Motorola Migrate is an Android application that helps a user switch devices, just in case you should, for example, invest in a new Moto X.

"One of the biggest problems with getting 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," says the app description on Google Play.

Pocket-lint will bring you all the news on the Motorola Moto X launch as it happens.