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Motorola's newer phones have a lot of little touches that improve the overall experience, one of which is the boot services app. Sounds boring, right? Well, it is most of the time. The exception being days like today when Motorola uses boot services to push out a new boot animation. This time it's got a World Cup theme.

So there you have it – that's what you'll see when booting up a Moto X, Moto E, or Moto G for the next few weeks. Just update the boot services app and the animation is ready to go. It will probably switch back to the normal animation after the festivities in Brazil are over.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Javier


    • remister

      They better, they have the easiest group it seems.

  • cabbieBot

    no opt-in?

    there will be howling and gnashing of teeth, prepare the torches and pitchforks

    • Justin W

      It's a part of the phone, and when you buy a Moto you understand that this is what you get.

      • cabbieBot

        excuse me, im trying to make a very bad joke here :(

  • AbbyZFresh

    Nice to see that Motorola recognizes the greatness of football. I just wish that the rest of America sees the importance of this event.

    • Nick

      You mean you wished Americans cared about "football" so you would actually have bragging rights over us?

    • m477

      I'm Italian, and I don't see at all the importance of this event. And this is the first boot animation by Moto that i dislike.

      • joser116

        It's better than nothing. I'd rather have it then not.

      • VGE

        You don't see the importance, in comparison to what exactly?

        • Merica


    • Filipe

      I am Brazilian and I hate that people give importance to football and forget everything else. Our president is so rubbish that said that football is more important than politics.

      • matteventu

        The same in Italy...

    • qcn

      Fuck America.

      • Merica

        Fuck you

    • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

      America loves football, have you seen the popularity of the NFL??? /s

  • whoodat

    this is why I'm getting a Moto G. cheap phone, nice selection of roms over on xda, little Moto updates here & there, etc.. that's all I need.

    • Carolynn Albert


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  • Matthew Skalecki

    I must confess that I don't really understand the point of updating an animation that is played once a month (if that). It's very unlikely that I'll want to reboot my phone until well after the World Cup is over.

    • David Li

      It's just for fun. Not everything has a purpose. An Easter egg if you will

    • primalxconvoy

      I'd rather have the ability to choose and keep whatever boot animation that I wanted our just have none at all, of I'm honest.

  • SmithCommaJohn


  • Guest

    Wait,1080p as max resolution...Moto X+1 maybe?Not very sure about that.Smells very fishy.

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