“Hello Moto” was Motorola’s slogan for a long time, since around or before the time of the RAZR flip phone. This iconic slogan was also a default ringtone for many who owned Motorola Handsets ( Me!).
In the past, while still under Google leadership, Motorola frequently update the boot animations on phones like the original Moto X. These weren’t necessarily big feature changes or a part of a software update, but they did add some life to phones that were months old and were something to look forward to.
Since Lenovo acquired Motorola many consider Motorola to be dead. And in many ways, it kind of is. But Lenovo wants everyone to know the Moto brand will carry the legacy and iconography that the brand carried for many years.
Moto’s USA Twitter account posted a video of the new boot animation randomly with the final note ending on a “Lenovo banner”. The new bootanimation carries the iconic ‘Hello Moto’ ringtone but it seems to have an accent. The Hello Moto ringtone used to be the default ringtone for earlier Motorola devices but this was changed when Google bought Motorola and then Lenovo. Hearing it sure strikes a nostalgia cord for me. Take a look :
The boot animation is of 0.8 seconds. After the iconic (one of the most iconic) Motorola M logo, different objects keep coming like a dog, human etc. The whole earth is rotating in the M logo. The newly launched Moto Z devices did not have the Motorola logo on boot but it seems the ‘bat-wing’ Motorola logo was too iconic to let go.
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However, I’d like Lenovo to keep the Moto legacy alive by not bloating it and providing quick software updates. Its a nice gesture anyways.
What do you think of this new boot animation?