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A look at the amazing new Moto X boot animation

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A look at the amazing new Moto X boot animation
Today started out as a day about the new DROID lineup, and it has finished as a day about Motorola as a whole, because we've been getting some good info on the upcoming Moto X. We just finished a bit write-up on a number of new software features that will be available in the device, and now we've got a video of the boot animation.

No one was quite sure what to expect from the Moto X boot animation. Before Google purchased the company, the boot animation on devices had been the simple red M logo, or in the case of the DROID devices, the DROID eye. Obviously, the DROID eye is likely what you'll see on the new DROIDs, but the Moto X is the first Googrola device and has gotten an all new boot animation. 

We're pretty big fans of this boot animation, and we'd like to see that level of animation put forth by more manufacturers. 


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posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:02 7

1. Commentator (Posts: 2180; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, that pretty much seals the deal! No other phone can even come close!

Here's to seeing a "Boot Animation" section on every phone spec-page from now on.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 08:29

12. designerfx (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


heh, that would make sense - but maybe it would be better to highlight how people do come up with good custom boot animations for roms. it's quite frequent, actually.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:04 5

2. blubi (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)


That is way too nice! I want one!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:05 2

3. vananucho (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


If less than $300, I'm sold

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:06 11

4. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I mean, it's nice and all, but it's just a boot animation. I'd rather they put effort into other areas.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 01:13

10. a_merryman (Posts: 546; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I'd rather they put effort into all aspects of it. After all, a product is the sum of all its parts. Even silly little things like this boot animation can make the overall user experience more pleasant. Anyhow, it seems clear that they spent overwhelmingly more time on the other aspects of the new phones.

If anything, I think this is a marketing strategy by Motorola to say they are a global brand meant for everyone. From a rich urbanite in America or Europe to people living in much poorer parts of the world. Which is further suggested by the supposed price of the phone and the rumors of it being both rugged and having excellent battery life.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 06:57

11. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Are you saying they didn't? Just because they come up with a cool boot loader people think that's all they focused on?

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:26 3

5. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


That's dope.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 23:59 2

6. pongnamu (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Wow! Nice job on that :D

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 00:08 3

7. 90ninjas (Posts: 86; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


I don't care that my HTC One isn't Motorola.. I must have that boot animation! Lol

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 00:15 6

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6481; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That is, indeed, pretty damn sweet. I like boot animations that have some effort put into them.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 00:40

9. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 616; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Samsung Galaxy had a nice boot animation, the T-Mobile version. Moto X has a very pretty boot animation though, I like it. I actually hate the Droid boot animation, it's bloody noisy and kind of boring since it's always the same thing and not actually multiple boot animations that change randomly upon start up or restart. Come on get creative, Google's Android is all about personalization and yet we get shedloads of boring copycat apps across manufacturers with different names but no really interesting ideas.
I want smart charge on my damn phone, I hate rachargeable devices that don't know it should start recharging unless power levels are considerably low. We need advocacy for smartphones to actually be smart, I have yet to see a blasted device that charges only when power levels are low, they all charge as soon as it's plugged in, laptop, phones, cellphones...we talk about energy conservation yet no devices actually protect batteries from premature charge depletion by smartly deciding to charge only when necessary. Welcome to the future where we attack the problem from the wrong bloody end.

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