Only yesterday did we come across a leak of the Moto X+1 which showed off the front of the smartphone with some word on the specs sheet as well. Today, the same source has revealed a video of the smartphone showing the boot animation of the device. It’s clear that this is a pre-production unit as we can see the confidentiality sticker on the device, so it appears to be legitimate.
What’s slightly surprising though is the mention of Motorola as a “Google company”. This makes us feel if this is a very early version of the Moto X+1 prototype. So don’t read too much into it at the moment. It is clear however that the boot animation is new and something we haven’t seen before on a Motorola smartphone. The company is known for its unique and innovative boot animations, so this has certainly piqued our interest.
The source says that this is only the first part from a total of five leaks, so we might be treated with more leaks in the coming days. The Moto X+1 is expected to feature a 5 inch 1080p display, a quad core Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16, 32 or 64GB storage options. The Moto X was launched in August last year, so it doesn’t seem like we have to wait long to get a look at the successor.
As the holidays approach, Motorola has decided to give users of the Moto X and Moto G a small surprise in the most unlikeliest of places – the boot screen. Starting from today until January 6, owners of these two smartphones will be able to see an all new holiday season themed boot animation which is sure to put a smile on your face. While Moto X users can access the boot animation without any external downloads granted that they’re running on Android 4.4, the Moto G users will have to download the Motorola Boot Services app from the Play Store to get the new boot animation.
There’s nothing more to it than that, but it’s a very good touch to have a new boot animation in line with the upcoming holiday season. Make sure you give this a try by rebooting your smartphone and enjoy what Motorola has done for you. Users who don’t own a Moto X can watch the video from Android Central below, which shows the entire boot animation.
Geek.com is showing off the boot animation for the highly anticipated CM9. CyanogenMod 9 is the Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich version of the world’s favorite ROM. CM 9 will give a large number of devices that may not see an official build of Ice Cream Sandwich, the functionality that ICS offers. It will also be a way for many Android device users to get the fun of Ice Cream Sandwich without having to wait nearly as long as the OEM’s and carriers want you to wait.
“This video is the evolution of the CM7 animation, where the arrow would spin around and around the blue bugdroid on his skateboard. The origins of this icon go back to the recovery screen of Android 1.5, where the bugdroid was riding his skateboard.”
He also points out that many people don’t like boot animations because of the resource drain, however the CyanogenMod team will be rigorously testing all aspects of CM9 (including the boot animation), prior to a final release.