A look at the amazing new Moto X boot animation

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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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

12. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 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.

2. blubi

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

That is way too nice! I want one!

3. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

If less than $300, I'm sold

4. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

10. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

11. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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?

5. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

That's dope.

6. pongnamu unregistered

Wow! Nice job on that :D

7. 90ninjas unregistered

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

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

9. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 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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