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Unleash your smartphone experiences with Ready For platform: now wirelessly and with PCs

Motorola understands that smartphones have become much more than only a tool for communication. They are the hub for information, entertainment, productivity and content creation. How can we elevate those experiences to be more immersive and productive? The answer is the Ready For platform.Harness the power of your phone move your mobile games to your huge QHD desktop gaming display for a huge boost of adrenaline. Or feel like you’re right in the room during video calls by connecting to your 65” 4K living room TV. You can even use your suite of work apps and social chats on a 14” touch screen Lenovo M14, giving you more space to work and play. We’re putting the power in your hands to unleash the full potential of your device. It’s time to make your smartphone experience whatever you want it to be.

With the new motorola edge devices, you can now activate Ready For wirelessly and experience Ready For PC1, offering seamless and simultaneous access to both your phone apps and PC files all on the same screen. Getting twice as much done in half the time.These are just a few of the updates to the Ready For platform we released today. 

Connect Wirelessly, Go Anywhere 

With a wireless Ready For experience, get the benefits of an expanded mobile experience while keeping your phone by your side. Preparing for a big meeting? Now there’s no need to fumble around to find the right cable to present. Wirelessly connect to the big screen and control the content from your phone. With a wireless connection, Ready For is the most flexible way to bring your mobile games, TV shows and video calls to the big screen, sit anywhere in the room, and still use your phone to text friends, make a call, or do whatever you need to keep your day moving.

To experience Ready For wirelessly, simply connect your smartphone with a display that has miracast technology. From your Motorola device, pull down the notification bar and tap on Ready For in the Quick Settings panel. You’ll see a list of available external devices to connect with.Choose the display you want to connect to and tap Start Now. Once connected, the Ready For Experience Hub will automatically appear on your display. 

A More Intuitive User Experience

We’ve continued to evolve the Ready For user experience so it’s easy to find and simple to use. You can now start your Ready For experience from quick settings.Simply tap the Ready For icon and instructions will appear to easily connect to a bigger screen. Navigate the Ready For platform with ease thanks to the new remote control feature. Switch from the trackpad to the new remote control, which has built-in air mouse capabilities and remote like buttons. Air mouse means your cursor will follow the movement of your hand and browse through your applications.Remote like buttons are included for easy access to some key features like the Experience Hub, or quick access to settings.

2 OS, 1 Screen with Ready For PC

Phones are critical to capture the content, pictures and videos people present across many forums – social media, presentations, or even a documentary film. But when it’s time to actually edit your content in those forums, people rely on the power of the PC applications and a bigger screen. Now with Ready For PC1, avoid the multiple step sharing process, and easily view and share your content to your PC to make your editing process simpler than ever. Even your phone notifications are easily accessible on one screen, no need to switch back and forth between devices or open unnecessary tabs. 

To access Ready For PC, ensure your mobile device and PC share the same Wi-Fi network. Then simply download the Ready For assistant application on your Windows device from www.motorola.com/ready-for. Open the Ready For assistant and a QR code will appear. Scan the QR code from your Motorola smartphone and then your Ready For Mobile Desktop appears on your Windows screen. 

On the go with no internet? No problem! Use your mobile phone’s data to connect to Ready For PC. From the Ready For Assistant application, click Share Mobile Data and connect your device via a USB-C.

Transform your Smartphone into a Full HD webcam

With Ready For PC, you can turn your smartphone into a Full HD webcam2, which has a much better quality than most webcams and is compatible with all webcam-enabled applications. Integrated in Ready For PC, the webcam seamlessly works with video call services and social media platforms for live streaming. Add life to your meetings, streams, and broadcasts by moving freely around the room thanks to advanced subject tracking.

These are just a few of the ways to use the Ready For software platform. Since we’re dedicated to continually evolving the Ready For experience, there are plenty more advancements on the way to improve the way we live, work and play with our smartphones.

Availability

Simply connect your phone to another screen through our wired, wireless, or PC options. Ready For and Ready For PC works wired and wirelessly on motorola edge 20 pro, and wirelessly on motorola edge 20 and motorola edge (2021). Motorola edge 20 lite owners can experience Ready For PC.2

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Latest motorola edge family arrives with new Thinkshield for mobile management tool for B2B

Companies need secure devices that protect sensitive data and guard against online and identity-based threats. That’s why Motorola has Thinkshield for mobile, a platform designed to deliver best-in-class business-grade security, manageability, productivity and service features on our smartphones. And now, with the arrival of our new motorola edge family, we are also introducing an easy-to-use OEMConfig app – a device management plug-in that provides business customers with advanced features on our devices, such as

  • Ability to manage OS and SMR updates: Now IT admins can test software updates with in-house apps prior to installation.

  • Updates to network settings: Our latest network settings allow our customers to control which Wi-FI networks devices can use, which helps prevent malicious network attacks.

  • Ready For security: We’ve added the ability for our customers to control Ready For settings. This brings an additional layer of security to our Ready For platform, making it possible to allow or disallow certain functionalities, like Ready For PC or usage on external display, as well as customized screen timeouts to to protect against unauthorized access or simply to keep someone from looking at your screen if you step away.

  • Security Policy Management: Customers can also set specific security policies, including blocking factory reset and power off, to prevent unwanted users from bypassing company policies.

The Thinkshield for mobile OEMConfig app is available on the PlayStore and can be easily installed and used with EMMs (Enterprise Mobility Management), bringing advanced capabilities to manage Motorola devices. As of today, it is available on our new edge smartphones, with more to be added in the future.

While all our new edge devices are protected by ThinkShield for mobile, we’re also bringing to the market Business Edition versions of our motorola edge 20 lite and motorola edge 20, so our B2B users get even more protection with additional software and security updates and government-grade certifications. In addition, we recently partnered with Zimperium, one of the global leaders in mobile security, to offer Moto Threat Defense, an industry-leading AI-based protection against emerging threats like phishing or malware.

ThinkShield for mobile offers enhanced protection by building a chain of trust and additional security certifications and solutions to provide peace of mind to our customers. To learn more about Thinkshield for mobile, please visit: motorola.com/thinkshield.

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It’s time to find your edge: new motorola edge 20 pro, motorola edge 20, motorola edge 20 lite

Motorola has always worked to democratize cutting-edge technology and share disruptive innovation to empower people in their daily lives. And when so much has changed in the world, it was important for us to reconnect with people to bring them what they need most. With this spirit in mind, we’re proud to unveil the latest motorola edge family to a whole new group of thinkers, innovators, and change makers.

We’ve gone beyond the previous generation of edge in nearly every category, bringing more powerful processors, a main camera with bigger pixels, our first ever periscope style zoom, a faster display refresh rate, faster battery charging, and expanded experiences on the Ready For software platform. But we’re also bringing these incredible new features at more accessible price points, so more people can unleash their creativity and find their edge. Meet the new motorola edge 20 pro, edge 20 and edge 20 lite.

never stop creating with motorola edge 20 pro

The social generation is reinventing how people share their experiences visually, proving more than ever that images and videos can empower and connect us in meaningful ways. Across the edge family, we focused on improving camera quality since we know people are turning to smartphone cameras more than ever before. Motorola edge 20 pro delivers a new 108MP main camera for outstanding quality, one of our largest camera sensors ever at 1/1.5” optical format. It features what we’re calling Ultra Pixel technology. Every nine pixels is combined into one large ultra pixel, which improves light sensitivity by 9X and results in better low light performance. We’re also offering an ultrawide-angle lens with built-in Macro Vision, which allows you to capture 4X more of the scene into your frame so you can see more of your surroundings and fit everyone in the shot. Macro Vision lets you get 5X closer to your subject for extreme close-ups, as close as 3cm away, for capturing photos of food, arts and crafts, nature, and more.

The third camera is our first ever periscope-style telephoto lens, a feature rarely seen in this class, which bends the light 90-degrees for superior clarity from 5x the distance. Plus, we’re going even further by introducing 50x Super Zoom, capturing details from incredible distances. And we didn’t forget about video – edge 20 pro can record in incredible 8K resolution, a first for a motorola smartphone.

Many people use their smartphones as their #1 source for watching shows and movies, which is why edge 20 pro comes with a big 6.7″ Max Vision display with OLED technology for a crystal clear viewing experience. This display offers 10-bit color, achieving the DCI-P3 color space and meeting HDR10+ standards. That means you can see over a billion shades of gorgeous colors, rendered vivid, bright, and true-to-life on the display. For the first time ever we’re offering a 144Hz refresh rate, the highest refresh rate available on mainstream smartphones. When engaging in dynamic, high motion content like gaming or action-packed video, a 144 HZ refresh rate drastically improves the experience as it’s 140% faster than the 60Hz industry standard just a few years ago and 60% faster than the first generation of motorola edge.

We believe 5G technology doesn’t need to come with a top-tier price tag, because everyone deserves to have access to next-generation connectivity. Motorola edge 20 pro is the latest device to bring 5G to more people globally, as well as the next generation speed of Wi-Fi 6.1 The ultra-fast Snapdragon® 870 5G Mobile Platform gives you all the power you need. With 256 GB of built-in storage, there’s tons of room for photos, movies, games, and music.2,3 And with 12 GB of the latest generation memory, your apps and information stay ready in the background so everything runs smoothly.3

Best of all, you can go over 30 hours on 5G without having to recharge.4 Need a quick burst of power before heading out? TurboPower™ 30 gives you 9 hours of power in 10 minutes of charging.5

never stop styling with motorola edge 20 

Motorola edge 20 is one of the thinnest 5G smartphones on the market at just 6.99mm, perfect for anyone who values a modern streamlined design and is tired of bulky, heavy devices weighing down their bags or pockets. This device features the same incredible 108MP main sensor, ultra-wide and macro lens as edge 20 pro, plus a 30X Super Zoom telephoto lens for outstanding images every time. And you can view all the content you create on the large 6.7” display and industry-leading 144Hz refresh rate. Motorola edge 20 is packed with a powerfully efficient Qualcomm® processor with up to 55% faster graphics and processing compared to the first generation motorola edge.6 The ultra-fast Snapdragon® 778G 5G Mobile Platform supports Wi-Fi 6 and is designed specifically for 5G phones—and for the amazing things you can do with ours. With up to 256 GB of built-in storage, there’s tons of room for photos, movies, games, and music.2 And with up to 8 GB of the latest generation memory, your apps and information stay ready in the background so everything runs smoothly.3 Go beyond a full day without recharging with the 4000 mAh battery,4 and if you do need a quick burst of power, TurboPower™ 30 gives you 8 hours of power in just 10 minutes.5

never stop exploring with motorola edge 20 lite 

Motorola edge 20 lite offers blazing fast 5G speeds with an advanced camera system at our most competitive price point. Take incredibly sharp photos on the 108MP main sensor, or get creative with ultra-wide and Macro Vision as well. Your entertainment experience will be elevated by the same stunning 6.7” OLED display as the rest of the edge family. Motorola edge 20 lite offers a power efficient MediaTek chipset, powering games, photos, and more with energy to spare. Switch back and forth between apps effortlessly and keep everything running smoothly in the background with up to 8 GB of the latest generation memory.3 The 5000 mAh battery is one of the largest of any 5G smartphone and offers you two days of power on a single charge,4 so you can connect at superfast speeds on the go without stopping to recharge. And TurboPower™ 30 gives you a day’s worth of power in just 10 minutes of charging, so you can refuel quickly and get back to what matters.5

the power behind the lens

We integrated new tools to capture content easier, faster, and more beautifully than ever. Dual Capture mode allows you to record video or capture photos with any two cameras at the same time, so you can capture both you and your subject so you never miss any of the action—or your reaction. Audio Zoom on edge 20 pro and edge 20 uses advanced microphones to capture the sound of your subject while filtering out ambient noise and voices, so now your videos include only the audio that’s intended.7 We’re also introducing super slow motion. It records 960 high-definition frames per second, 4x slower than the slow motion on previous Motorola phones, so you can see the details your eyes miss at normal speed.8 For better selfies in the dark, now you can use Low Light AI which automatically analyzes your selfie for potential improvements in brightness and quality with no extra work on your end.

unleash the full power of your smartphone

The Ready For software platform amplifies everything your phone is capable of, and with new wireless connection and PC compatibility, the possibilities are endless.9 With the new wireless connection capabilities,8 it’s now easier than ever to move your phone’s games to the big screen, feel like you’re right in the room during video calls, and use your apps on a desktop display. Plus, with new Ready For PC functionality, you can instantly connect your PC to 5G networks, share files, and use your phone as a webcam all on the same screen. Between working on two files at once or even moving files back and forth between your devices—sharing is a snap.

software innovations built with you in mind 

Motorola is committed to a pure version of Android 11™ OS11. With no clunky software skins, no duplicate apps – just near-stock Android 11 ™. Instead of duplicating the great things Google does with Android™, we choose to build upon it with unique ways to enhance the mobile experience through My UX.

My UX includes all the great moto experiences, moto specific apps and customizations people have come to know and love. This includes unique Gestures like Quick Capture, Three Finger Screenshot, and Pick Up to Silence. You can also select any of the 20,000 customizations of icon shapes, color schemes and display font to fit their style. All motorola edge devices are optimized for one-handed use. Power Touch is integrated into the ultra-fast and reliable fingerprint sensor on the power key for easy access to app shortcuts. Just double-tap the side-mounted fingerprint reader to open a direct route home in Google Maps, quick QR code scanning at restaurants, and much more.

Motorola edge 20 pro, edge 20 and edge 20 lite will receive at least 2 major android OS upgrades and 2 years of bi-monthly security updates. These devices are protected by ThinkShield for mobile, which offers additional security protection. Essential features can also be updated via the Playstore,which allows us to provide key updates more often. Users can expect ongoing support for software features like new My UX experiences, new camera features and new Ready For experiences, dependent on hardware compatibility.11

introducing Business Edition phones protected by ThinkShield for mobile

While all our edge devices are protected by ThinkShield for mobile, we are also bringing to the market Business Edition versions of our motorola edge phones,10 so our B2B users get even more protection with additional software and security updates and government-grade certifications. In addition, we recently partnered with Zimperium, one of the global leaders in mobile security, to offer Moto Threat Defense, an industry-leading AI-based protection against emerging threats like phishing or malware. ThinkShield for mobile offers enhanced protection by building a chain of trust and additional security certifications and solutions to provide peace of mind to our customers. To learn more about Thinkshield for mobile, please visit: motorola.com/thinkshield.

Availability & Pricing

motorola edge 20 lite will arrive beginning in August in select markets across Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, with a starting MSRP of €349.99*

 motorola edge 20 will arrive beginning in August select markets across Europe, Latin America, and Asia with a starting MSRP of €499.99*

 motorola edge 20 pro will arrive beginning in August in select markets across Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, with a starting MSRP of €699.99*

With the exciting global announcement of the edge 20 lite, edge 20 and edge 20 pro, Motorola is furthering its dedication to 5G and the premium smartphone segment. In North America, we’ve continued to expand our offerings with the release of our edge family devices in 2020, which were met with much success in the market. Today, Motorola is excited to share its commitment to deliver a new 5G edge family device in North America this fall.

*Price may vary per country. For full pricing information and specifications, visit our website or reach out to your local PR contact. Images can be found here (you agree to our license terms when downloading images or videos).

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Meet Our New Brand Platform: Power to Empower

When was the last time you thought about the power your mobile phone can give you? We all have the power to make a difference in the world, and it´s just waiting to be unleashed. Phones are at the center of people´s lives and connect us like never before, and they have the power to empower the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and change makers.

This idea has inspired us to usher in a new moment for our brand and launch our global brand platform Power to Empower.

At Motorola, we want to be generators of positive change. We´re a trustworthy presence in the mobile industry, building on a 90-year legacy of craftsmanship and expertise that centers on our desire to bring meaningful, reliable, high-quality technology to our consumers. We take great care in designing and engineering innovative products that create mobile connections for millions of consumers around the world. And we approach innovation with an inclusive mindset, representing the incredible diversity of our consumers. 

Now, we´re reinforcing our commitment to these existing values across our product portfolio, our partnerships, and our business as a whole. And most importantly, we see Power to Empower as an opportunity to create an emotional space where we can engage with our consumers in new and creative ways. 

We developed this brand platform along with WTF? Agency based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and worked with Magma and The Masses to build our first Power to Empower campaign around real stories about how people use technology that inspired us. We look forward to exploring this important change to our brand alongside them, building a brighter future for our communities and our planet.

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5 ways to optimize the Motorola software experience on Android

At Motorola, we want to bring the best software experiences possible to our end-users. Our close partnership with Android and tight integration with Google apps and services speak to that commitment. Instead of duplicating the great things done with Android™, we choose to build upon it with unique ways of enhancing the mobile experience, from moto e to motorola razr.

Here are 5 ways users can optimize their Motorola software experience on Android:

  1. Switching made simple: Google has made it so simple to move from iOS to Android. By backing up content in Google Drive, Android and iOS users alike can quickly transfer data to a new device. Additionally, Motorola and Google have collaborated to bring a new device setup and migration experience to the moto g all recently launched globally. The new experience is faster and easier to use, and allows Motorola customers to directly migrate their data from their old devices using just a USB cable, avoiding the need for slow cloud backups. The new experience allows migration from both Android and iOS devices, and supports a much broader range of data than before, meaning customers can quickly and confidently switch, knowing their most valuable content will always come with them.
  2. Customizations: Google and Moto software makes it easy to personalize and customize your smartphone experience. From changing wallpapers and creating widgets to customizing notifications the Android software experience is more personal. And with My UX, Motorola allows you to customize the experience to be even more intuitive and personal, so it works just the way you want. Whether it’s turning on the flashlight with a simple chop gesture, launching the camera with the twist of a wrist with Moto Actions, bringing creativity to life with Moto note or changing your icon shapes, color schemes and display font to fit your style – it’s all a part of the Motorola experience. And we’re constantly updating My UX features to ensure our users have the latest and greatest. This is why we recently introduced an Interactive Wallpaper Hub created to provide different ways for our users to make their own wallpaper.*
  3. Voice Assistance: With just your voice, you can ask the Google Assistant for help with anything from calling a friend to opening up your favorite apps. And on select Motorola devices, a dedicated button makes it easy to activate Google Assistant whenever you need.
  4. Video Calling: This year, many of us relied on the Google Duo video calling app to get face-to-face with the people who matter most no matter where we are in the world. And now, with Motorola’s Ready For platform, we’ve taken this a step further so you can feel like you’re in the same room. With Ready For, users have the option to pick between the 64 MP main lens that helps every scene look vivid and clear, or the 16 MP ultra-wide lens that lets you capture more people in one frame for the ultimate group video call.Plus, you can make sure you’re front and center by activating Ready For’s industry first advanced subject tracking¹, which tracks face movement to ensure you’re always front and center when video calling and recording.
  5. Security: Android’s tools and privacy controls put users in charge by providing access to location controls, permissions, and more. With the addition of fingerprint scanners and Face ID, which can be found on a number of Android and Motorola devices, users can have peace of mind that their information and device are better protected. But at Motorola, we wanted to take security a step further with Thinkshield for Mobile. Security is at the core of what we do and with ThinkShield for mobile, we are delivering business-grade security, manageability, productivity and service.
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Motorola razr 5G wins Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021

Motorola has scooped the coveted Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 with its distinguished razr 5G device, for its high design and user experience quality. Since its launch last year, the device has been recognized widely for its groundbreaking design.

Motorola strives to innovate around the design and engineering of smartphones in order to create devices that meet the needs of consumers while also providing them with an element of surprise and delight. This extends across the entire portfolio of products but was most recently recognized by Red Dot for razr’s unique clamshell foldable design.

“razr 5G was designed to create a totally new smartphone experience that utilizes flexible display technology and answers a real consumer pain point – the need for portability without sacrificing access to content”, says Ruben Castano, Head of Customer Experience at Motorola. “Every decision throughout the development process was geared toward delivering a strikingly beautiful device with a totally unique, but totally practical, pocketable design. As a result, razr succeeds at embodying each of Motorola’s core design principles: simplicity, surprise, and richness”.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back as far as 1955 and recognizes the best products for a given year. The roughly 50 jurors were once again true to the motto “In search of good design and innovation” in the 2021 competition. The international panel of experts comprises specialists from a wide variety of sectors. They scrutinized the products entered in the competition in a process that spanned several days and were guided by assessment criteria such as the product’s formal quality, ergonomics and longevity.

razr 5G can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website. Starting on June 22, 2021, the razr 5G is also included in the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all of the award-winning products are showcased. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the designs in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historical industrial architecture.

To read more about the motorola razr 5G please visit the website.

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