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Motorola updates its boot animation, is now 'Powered by Android'

What do the Loch Ness Monster, a UFO, a Sasquatch and "Powered by Android" have in common? They're all on the new Motorola boot animation. Motorola today updated its "Boot Services" app in Google Play, and with it comes a new animation. Gone is the old world animation, the "a Google company" tag line — which makes sense after Motorola was unloaded to Lenovo.

And arrived is the new "Powered by Android" line, which we recently learned has been mandated by the folks in charge.

This isn't the first time we've seen Motorola change up its boot animation — its phones got a holiday theme last year as well. This one continues with the fun theme, showing three mysterious creatures — Nessie, a flying saucer and Sasquatch before focusing in on the Motorola logo in a sort of spotlight. Not sure how that ties into the overall branding, but it is fun — and, yes, brings the phones more in line Google's vision, even if only in the boot splash.

44 Comments
  • Does this mean we will see this on Nexii soon?
  • Something is telling me it will be a 4.4.3 enhancement. Posted via Android Central App
  • I would enjoy that Posted via Android Central App
  • Its a Motorola thing, they do it for each season. via moto x.
  • Pretty slick.. Posted via Android Central App
  • That's nice Posted via Android Central App
  • I think Motorola has the best boot animations ever, they're much more playful compared to other manufacturers.
  • Maybe its just me, but I actually watch the Moto X boot animation. I never watched any other phone's boot animation. Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
  • Interesting, my bootloader is unlocked, so I get the Bootloader Unlocked warning instead of the Powered By Android, the rest is the same Posted via Android Central App
  • I know it'd be pointless but I'd love for custom ROMs to start adding it.
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  • Nice Posted via Android Central App
  • Just installed the boot services update on my VZW dev edition, but i still get the old boot animation...weird.
  • I was having the same issue so I Uninstalled the previous updates and then updated again and got the new animation Posted via Android Central App
  • Hopefully I get Kit Kat soon so I can enjoy some of these app updates! Posted via Android Central App on my Republic Wireless Moto X
  • powered by electricity, run by android.
  • Just received the boot update. At least we won't have to hear anymore "Android? What is that? This is a Samsung phone here" from the non-tech public.
    Now everyone will need to know it is Google who maintains Android in their brand phones. Not Shitsung.
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  • Sorry this was an update for a Motorola app on a Motorola phone. The non-tech people with Samsung will not see it until they update their own phones, which will probably be in the far distant future. Posted via Android Central App
  • Freaking awesome Posted via Android Central App
  • Just got it and after the Motorola screen it FINALLY SAYS VERIZON so my friends will stop asking " WHAT CARRIER IS THAT ON OH VERIZON'S PREPAID SERVICE. HOW CAN YOU SAYS THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY BRANDING ON IT WELL NOW IT DOES!!!!! Posted via Android Central App
  • Huh? Posted via Android Central App
  • Just updated it and it never said powered by android lol Posted via Android Central App
  • Mine does. Maybe you didn't turn it off right. Posted via Android Central App
  • There's a certain way to turn it off??? Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm saying...lol Posted via Android Central App
  • Good. United we stand.. Posted via Android Central App
  • Will Nokia X or Kindle Fires do this at some point in time?
  • No. Those don't run Android. #trollolol
  • Don't they run a forked version of Android without any Google Services? I thought it was still ASOP? Posted via Android Central App
  • No certification, they don't have to. Posted via Android Central App
  • I love Motorola. They know how to have fun and make awesome devices. Posted via Android Central App
  • This is the only phone I have owned (moto X) that has such timely updates across the board. I've been impressed with Motorola and their ability to release them so quickly.
  • By next year kiss it goodbye when China takes it over.
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  • Can we kiss you goodbye yet? Posted via Android Central App
  • My Moto G does not have "the powered by Android" anyone else? Posted via Android Central App Using My Moto G.
  • Just got the update on my Moto G. Was about to send in a tip, good thing I checked the forum first Posted via Android Central App
  • Love when I buy a brand new phone that is top of the line and it says not compatible with your phone. Posted via my DROID MAXX
  • Considering this app is for the Moto X and Moto G, what do you expect? I know the Maxx is almost identical to the X, but that is what happens when you buy carrier customized hardware instead of the standard version. Posted via Android Central App
  • Wish my Nexus had it. :'( Posted via Android Central App on Google Nexus 7 2013
  • I hope my HTC one m7 gets that update as well Posted via Android Central App
  • Uh, you're expecting your HTC One to be updated with a new Motorola splash screen? You're going to be waiting quite a while, buddy.
  • Doesn't matter, it's still a Motorola.
  • got the update and happy to see that my custom message is still present on the boot screen along with the "powered by android" stirng.
  • It's a Yeti, not a Sasquatch.
  • Got this just now. Nice to see that people will start saying their phone runs on Android instead of 'Samsung OS', as I've heard people calling it...