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Motorola launches scanner in smartphone camera

Available for all moto g100 users, the new function lets the user digitize documents and convert them to Adobe® PDF files in just a few steps

Today, Motorola is excited to announce our newest camera function: Scanner Mode. Already available on our moto g100 devices, Scanner Mode makes it easy for you to digitize documents directly on your smartphone.

To use this resource, just open the camera application and swipe from right to left to access camera modes and choose Scanner mode in the “Photo” section. Then, point the camera at the item to be digitized, zoom in, if needed, and take the photo. After finishing the digitization, you can also adjust the contrast to improve visualization by selecting either “Original”, “Mono” or “Enhanced” and, if necessary, adjust the edges with your fingers by following the guidelines and clicking on “adjust”.

All the digitized files are automatically saved as a .jpg extension to facilitate sharing. The files can be accessed via the Google Photos App available on all Motorola smartphones. It is also possible to convert the digitized file to .pdf format. Just access Google Photos, select the image, drag it upwards with your finger to access image information, select “Print”, click on “Save as PDF” in “Select Printer” and click on “PDF” to save the file.

Made possible by Google Lens, another feature the Scanner mode offers is the option of copying text from an image. Just select the desired image, drag up with your finger to access information and click on “Copy Text”. Then, select the desired text and click on “Copy text”.

Scanner Mode will soon be offered on other Motorola devices.

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Hello Pride Month: Celebrating our LGBTQ+ community

From our products to our employees, our goal is to always make people feel empowered, supported and included. And this Pride Month is no different, as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and amplify their voices. 

To learn more about what this month means to them, how being proud has impacted their career and what they’re most looking forward to post-pandemic, we sat down with a few of our very own PRIDE members and allies: 

Q1: What does Pride Month mean to you? 

Johnny Cheganças, Global Brand Marketing Analyst: Pride Month to me means a celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is a special occasion to honor those who paved the way for us to earn the rights to be free being who we are. 

Nataly Gonzales Molano, Sales Operations Specialist: For me, Pride Month means celebrating diversity and working together to ensure that our society and laws respect and treat everyone the same. Today, there are still people who suffer from discrimination due to their sexual orientation and gender identity and as allies, we can contribute by creating an environment where everyone feels included and can be themselves.

Eduardo Lagreca, Director of Sales Operations: Pride Month, for me, is an opportunity to honor those who came before us and fought for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, to reflect on what has been accomplished, to make plans for what still needs to be done and to celebrate love with friends!

Q2: How do you feel being proud in the workplace has benefitted your career? 

Johnny: It would be overwhelming and exhaustive if I couldn’t be myself in my workplace. It was such a battle for me before I could understand who I am and feel comfortable with myself, that I’d never put myself at a place where I am not allowed to be me. Having a place that is welcoming of me is already a victory. 

Nataly: I believe that when you are proud in the workplace you can be authentic and you are motivated to bring the best of you. In my case, I am passionate about learning, developing new ideas, and participating in different projects. I feel that in this company we have the autonomy to thrive professionally, whilst also having people that guide, support, and encourage us.

Eduardo: I think it must be very hard to go into work every day having to pretend you are someone you are not. Being out and proud has made me a happier, wholesome person and has benefited my life in general, including my career.

Q3: How do you find strength in your community? 

Johnny: Sadly, we have a lack of opportunities in the LGBTQIA+ community and when the opportunities do exist, sometimes we still need to prove that we are just as good as straight people. I have seen this happen with my close friends. But personally, I am lucky to have never experienced this in my workplace or during school and this made me grow up with confidence and strength regardless of my sexual orientation. I think that strength comes from having parents, family and friends that accept/respect who I am and that gave me a “rock” or solid base.

Nataly: Being part of PRIDE LATAM as an ally has been an amazing experience. Here, you can be sure that your peers listen to your ideas and encourage you to be authentic. It is also incredible to contribute to raising awareness on the important issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community and teach others that even if you do not belong to the community you can make a difference and celebrate diversity.

Eduardo: Participating in PRIDE gave me the opportunity to meet and get to know such wonderful people! LGBTQ+ and allies working together, sharing a passion for diversity and inclusion and connecting at a very human level. I’m very grateful to be part of this team!

Q4: What’s something you look forward to doing with the LGBTQ+ community once things start to open back up again?

Johnny: I absolutely would love to travel to visit my friends who live in different countries. We have been apart for so long that I want to be surrounded with all of my friends as much as I can!

Nataly: I would like to continue to actively support the community after Pride Month is over. Since my teenage years, I have dedicated my spare time to several volunteer programs related to inclusion and I learned that if we want to be agents of change and help others, the most important thing is to be an ally in not just some but every situation. 

I am looking forward to continuing to learn and get involved in the initiatives of PRIDE LATAM and building a better workplace for all. I think that empathy, and willingness to learn will help me to be a much better ally.

Eduardo: Face-to-face happy hours! We’ve been working remotely for a long time now… once we get back together the first thing on the list should be to celebrate!

Wishing a Happy Pride Month to everyone celebrating! #hellopride 

MOTOROLA, Stylized M Logo, MOTO and the MOTO family of marks are trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2021 Motorola Mobility LLC. All rights reserved.

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Worry free life with the new motorola defy

Dust, water and drop proof to help you ‘Defy Everyday’

June 17, 2021 – A new era of rugged mobile phones is here with the announcement of the motorola defy, the first device into this new family. To bring this smartphone to life, Motorola selected Bullitt Group, a global leader in award-winning rugged mobile phones, to deliver a device that can cope with the stress of day to day life and outdoor adventures. The motorola defy delivers all the protective features consumers need without compromising on performance, power or battery life.

The motorola defy reinforces the Motorola mission to deliver meaningful innovation to all and is tested for real life resistance. It is a waterproof phone, certified to industry standards (IP68) and can be submerged to depths of 1.5m for 35 minutes1, thanks in part to its unique dual-sealed housing. In addition, it is drop proof to 1.8m2 and certified to military standards (MIL SPEC 810H), facing temperature extreme survivability, vibration and tumble tests.

34% of consumers have broken or damaged their smartphone in the last three years so importantly the motorola defy also delivers comprehensive protection against this everyday frustration. From falling off a car roof, to a fumbling fall from your pocket, coffee spills to being left out in the sun3, this rugged smartphone will handle many daily mishaps wherever your day takes you. In a world where hygiene has never been as important as it is today, it is equally reassuring that this durability means you can wash the motorola defy as often as you wash your hands.

Take sharper, brighter photos in any conditions thanks to the 48MP f/1.8 sensor4 with Quad Pixel technology, perfect for sunrise or sunset shots and anything in between, this camera stands out in the rugged category. And view them on its 6.5” HD+ display protected by thick Corning® Gorilla® Glass VictusTM Plus, you’ll never have to miss a moment with two days battery life5 on a single charge thanks to its 5,000mAh battery with TurboPowerTM charging. This is the phone for people who defy every day and demand a phone that does the same.

motorola defy is available in Forged Green or Black with a sleek, textured design making it more grippy, and a detachable lanyard wrist strap to anchor it to your hand for those times when you need a bit more peace of mind, attach it whenever it might come in handy.

Availability & Pricing

motorola defy will be available in select European and LATAM markets in the coming weeks with a starting MSRP of €329 / £279. Price may vary per country. For full specification visit www.motorolarugged.com. Images can be found on our website (you agree to our license terms when downloading images or videos).

Moto Defy Specifications

  • Waterproof – up to 1.5m (5ft) for 35 minutes. Dual-sealed housing

  • Sand, dust and dirt, humidity and salt mist resistant – IP68 certified

  • Military standards, MIL-SPEC 810H temperature extreme survivability, vibration and tumble tests

  • Drop tested repeatedly up to 1.8m (6ft) on to steel. Structurally reinforced PCB. High quality lanyard to reduce drops

  • Real life resistant. Washable with soaps and mild disinfectants

  • Powerful 5000mAh non removable battery, 20W TurboPowerTMcharging. USB Type C.

  • Waterproof port. Up to two days battery life

  • 6.5″ HD+ display protected by 0.7mm thick Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ and 0.5mm recess. Usable with wet fingers

  • Android™ 10 (with upgrade to 11)

  • 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Expandable Storage (microSD™)6

  • Qualcomm SD662 2GHz octa-core processor

  • 48MP f/1.8 main sensor + 2MP depth + 2MP macro, 8MP front camera

  • LTE Cat 4, VoLTE, VoWiFi

    • [bands: LATAM: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/28/66 or

    • EMEA: 1/2/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28/38/40/41]

    • 3G HSPA+ [bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8 or 1/2/5/8/19]

    • 2G GSM [bands: 2/3/5/8]

  • Textured, extra grip design

  • Programmable Shortcut Key with Push to Talk (PTT) mode

  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC

  • 3.5mm headset jack (waterproof)

  • Dual SIM – Nano SIM + microSD™

  • 2-year warranty

  • Android Enterprise support

  • Security updates cover for 2 years

  • Zero-touch support

  • Available in forged green and black

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your imagination, supercharged by 5G. say hello to moto g stylus 5G.

When inspiration strikes, you want the power to act right away and make your mark on the world. With moto g stylus 5G, your imagination is supercharged with a unique built-in stylus and ultra-fast 5G connectivity. Capture your most brilliant ideas faster than ever, and take advantage of a brilliant quad camera system, massive display, and ultra-reliable two day battery.

Get ready for a whole new way to express yourself. The stylus is perfect for jotting notes, editing photos, sketching artwork, or anything that requires pinpoint control and precision. All the tools you need are seamlessly integrated and always within reach – your favorites appear the moment you pop out the stylus, and you can open the Moto Note app without unlocking your phone.

With next-generation 5G connectivity, you never have to wait for a laggy connection to capture your next brilliant idea. With virtually no lag time, you can sketch out your big idea, capture a memorable moment, or download files with ease. Paired with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 480 5G Mobile Platform and 6 GB or 4 GB of RAM, 5G will put your creativity on the fast track. Plus, with 256 GB or 128 GB of built-in storage,4 you have tons of room for your sketches, notes, photos and movies. If you need more space, you can always add up to 1 TB more using a microSD card.5

Showcase your creativity from every perspective with the quad camera system. The 48 MP main sensor1 gets a boost from Quad Pixel technology, delivering 4x the low-light sensitivity for sharper, brighter photos. When the moment you want to capture is too big for the frame, fit 4x more into the shot2 with a 118º ultra-wide angle lens that shows exactly what your eyes see. From the wings on a butterfly to the crystals on a snowflake, explore a whole new world of close up photography with the Macro Vision camera that gets 5x closer to your subject to unveil details you’d miss with a standard lens. And last but not least, the depth sensor blurs the background automatically to turn everyday photos into professional-looking portraits.

In addition to powerful camera hardware, our advanced camera software enables you to capture and share the world creatively, the way you want. Spot Color Video allows you to isolate a single color while keeping the rest of the video black and white for unique, artistic effect. The moto g stylus 5G will also welcome a brand new functionality with a native GIF Maker. Now users can easily create GIFs and quickly share with friends and family on social media.

View all the stunning content you create on a big, beautiful screen. The 6.8″ Max Vision FHD+ display stretches from edge to edge, so you have all the space you need to work, play, and express your creativity.

When you’re on a roll, the last thing you want to do is stop and plug in your phone. The massive 5000 mAh battery is designed to last up to two days on a single charge,3 so you can keep playing games, taking notes, and capture incredible content without interruption.

Enjoy a software experience that can keep up with you no matter what. Android 11 is optimized for how you use your phone, making it more intuitive, more secure, and personal. Explore better conversation management in messaging apps, improved control over connected devices, and a more hands-on approach to data privacy in this exciting update from Google. Android 11 also brings new and improved accessibility features to Moto fans, including faster and easier Voice Access and assistant-powered shortcuts.

We’re continuing our ongoing commitment to provide consumers with a pure version of Android OS, while also trying to find new ways to simplify interactions with your phone and make our technology easier to use for everyone. With My UX, we’ve added tons of helpful features that let you customize your device to work just the way you want. Control your phone with simple gestures, customize your entertainment settings, and create a look that’s one in a million.

Availability

In the U.S., the new moto g stylus 5G will be available universally unlocked at Best Buy, Walmart, B&H Photo, Amazon.com and Motorola.com starting on June 14 for $399.99, with subsequent availability at AT&T, Cricket, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile.

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