Moto X Update Adds Holiday Cheer to Boot Screen

Motorola has been working hard on the new Moto X. From customization options, pushing updates to fix the camera and delivering latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat, and now they’ve added some holiday cheer to the smartphone.

In a surprise move Motorola has made a few changes behind the scenes, and quietly pushed an update to all Moto X and Moto G smartphones that actually changed the boot animation when a user first turns on their smartphone. We didn’t know such a thing could be done, but today all Moto X phones have a holiday-themed boot screen. That isn’t all either, there’s actually an app on the Play Store by Motorola themselves that will change this, and likely will do so each season of the year.

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 10.00.11 AMThere’s now a holiday-themed boot animation with animals, cats, bunnies, x-mas trees and snow filling your smartphone screen for the few moments before Android 4.4 KitKat fires up and your phone becomes usable. It’s an interesting approach, and a nice little treat this holiday season.

No changes are necessary for users to enjoy the new holiday boot screen on the Moto X or G. Simply reboot the phone (and be on Android 4.4 KitKat) and you’ll see the changes. At the same time, you can update the Motorola Boot Services app in the Play Store to get the same effect, which is one of many apps Motorola’s recently released to make changes on the fly to its flagship smartphone.

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Everything from the camera, widgets, and now boot animations can all be changed on the fly by Motorola right in the Google Play Store. The device is more than just customizable with colors, but also customizable with holidays or the seasons and possibly more in the future. We’re hearing the holiday-themed boot animation will stay on devices until January 6th, in which Motorola will change it again, or revert back to the original.

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