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Motorola becomes first phone manufacturer to provide access to a fully localized Cherokee mobile phone user interface

Motorola is committed to embracing inclusivity in our mission to provide smarter technology for all. That’s why, last year, we announced a language revitalization project, becoming the first OEM to fully support two indigenous endangered languages (from the Amazon and Southern Brazil) on our mobile devices. Today, in partnership with the Lenovo Foundation, we’re taking this commitment to digital inclusion a step further by announcing the arrival of the Cherokee language into our user interface on Motorola devices that support Android 12.* With this project, we are working toward delivering a mobile experience that embraces all of our users and contributes to the survival of indigenous languages and cultures.

When selecting the Cherokee language as the next phase of this project, we analyzed many factors including the percentage of speakers to indicate loss of language, access to technologies, and availability of linguistic and scholarly expertise. We found that while there are over 400,000 Cherokee people in the United States (the largest of the 567 federally recognized tribal organizations in the country), less than 2% are first-language speakers. Now, with support of the Cherokee language on Motorola devices, Cherokee citizens will have access to a fully localized mobile phone user interface for the first time.

Citizens of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the Cherokee Nation are, like many other Americans in their use of technology, which means they have a smartphone in their pockets. But this might not be the case for the roughly 178 first language EBCI speakers remaining, since they are, for the most part, elderly. According to Cherokee scholar Benjamin E. Frey from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, who was instrumental to this project, one of the important points about this initiative is that it will help bridge the gap between elders who may not use technology much but know the language, and the youth who might otherwise see the language as a relic of the past. By combining language and technology, we are demonstrating the language’s continuing vitality and viability to be a part of the Cherokee future. In doing so, we hope to not only help preserve the language but also the history, culture and identity of those who speak it.

Top left: Cherokee Scholar Benjamin E. Frey from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with Motorola’s Localization Manager & MBG Head Linguist, Juliana Rebelatto; Bottom left: John Ross, a translator from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Center: Bobbie Smith, a translator from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Right: Juliana Rebellato with Chief Richard Sneed (EBCI).

“In the future, our goal is to continue to research and deliver on this revitalization project, by including other endangered indigenous languages, as well as work to open source Cherokee language data via motorola.com and share our process of digitization with other globalization professionals”, said Janine Oliveira, Executive Director of Globalization Software at Motorola Mobility. “We hope this milestone will inspire more actions towards revitalization within our industry, seeing more digitally inclusive technology.”

The completion of this project would not have been possible without the help of our localization vendor partners and Cherokee Nation and EBCI linguistic experts. Moving forward, we will continue to conduct research alongside indigenous communities and engage with regional teams to enrich Motorola experiences and the lives of our incredible consumers.

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Find your edge and unleash game-changing performance with motorola edge+

The most incredible motorola edge ever is joining our premium smartphone family: motorola edge+ (North America) / motorola edge 30 pro. With an industry-leading mobile platform, a super advanced camera system and an incredible display with over a billion shades of colors – the new edge device redefines the game, so you can elevate yours. Motorola became the first smartphone maker to launch a device based on the ultra powerful Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1, and today we’re bringing that device to even more consumers.

unleashing game changing performance
The new Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform is Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced mobile platform, and fuels cutting-edge 5G connectivity, AI, gaming, camera, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technologies.

Enjoy the full suite of Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features. Harness the power of ultra-smooth responsiveness, color-rich HDR scenes for ultra-realistic graphics, and desktop-level features. Compared to the previous generation, the new platform offers 30% more power and 25% more efficiency with the Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU, which was rearchitected for a new generation of gameplay. Mobile-first features VRS Pro and Volumetric Rendering deliver breathtaking scenes and lifelike particle effects.

Powered by the Snapdragon X65 Modem RF-System, the new edge device can connect to 5G networks³ with blazing-fast speeds, whether it’s sharing content with your friends or downloading your favorite shows in seconds, with the upcoming Release 16 improvements for 5G, users will get a better experience unlocking the true promise of this next-generation network. And to make the most of the new Wifi 6 GHz spectrum, the device connects at even faster Gigabit speeds using Wi-Fi 6.

You can feel the power with up to 4x faster performance in your favorite apps, bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to everything from photography to gaming and connectivity. You get all of this, while optimizing app performance, improving battery life, and boosting efficiency. And with a new low power architecture, you can save even more battery life.

We know that battery life is a top priority, this is why our new edge device comes with a 4800mAh battery, so you will be able to stay connected at 5G speeds without slowing down. It also comes with Turbo Power technology that gives you hours of battery in minutes¹ and also supports 15W TurboPower wireless charging, so you can recharge without the hassle of wires getting in the way. Plus, for added convenience, the new edge can even share power with other devices with wireless power sharing.

triple high-res camera for an amazing experience Over the last year we’ve seen our consumers use their smartphone cameras in incredible ways to capture all of life’s moments. That creative spark has inspired us to bring our most advanced camera system ever to the new edge. From improvements to the focusing and stabilization hardware in the main camera, significantly reducing noise and enhancing night vision for the front camera, the new edge has camera hardware and software fully equipped to help you consistently capture stunning photos and videos.

Capture every incredible detail with two 50 MP cameras, from ultra-wide angle shots to extreme close-ups. The 50 MP high-res camera is just the start. Shoot with 32x more focusing pixels using instant all-pixel focus, and get faster, more accurate performance in any light. And eliminate unwanted shakes with OIS, so your photos are always crystal clear. Whether in bright daylight, or changing light conditions, the edge lets in tons more light by combining every four pixels into one massive pixel for the best possible photo.

Record breathtaking videos that meet strict HDR10+ standards for color accuracy, color range, brightness, and contrast so your videos shine with over a billion shades of color. And share your quality content on YouTube and other apps that support HDR10+. With 8K resolution you get over 26 million pixels of resolution, the highest video resolution possible on a smartphone today.

You don’t have to sacrifice quality when you’re fitting 4x more into the frame. The new edge addresses the two biggest pain points of ultra-wide cameras, detail and low light performance. Now capture 50MP ultra-wide photos with amazing high-res detail in daylight. And by combining multiple pixels into one large pixel – the ultra-wide sensor boosts brightness and sharpness in low light. For extreme close-ups, there’s built-in Macro Vision, bringing you 4x closer to your subject than a standard lens—as close as 2.5 cm away.

The 60MP selfie camera allows you to take stunning, ultra high-resolution selfies. Quad Pixel technology combines every four pixels into one for 4x better low-light sensitivity and brilliant results.

over a billion shades of colors: ultra smooth display and next-level sound qualityWatch your favorite shows and movies come to life in vibrant colors offset by deep black on a 6.7″ Max Vision OLED display. Enjoy a sharper picture with less pixelation with full HD resolution, specifically selected to optimize the viewing experience, and battery life. View with over a billion shades of true-to-life color with improved brightness and contrast. And all of this without any lag thanks to the unbelievably smooth 144 Hz refresh rate.

We’ve also packed in an amazing audio experience, with Dolby Atmos your favorite entertainment will sound more lifelike with richer, spatial, and more natural sound. Our latest edge device includes two large stereo speakers, so you can listen to your favorite music, movies, shows and games with improved bass, cleaner vocals, and even more clarity at higher volumes.

Also with Snapdragon Sound™ technology, the newest motorola edge device also delivers the advanced wireless audio quality. This technology is a complete game changer for wireless audio, eliminating the gap in audio quality between wireless and wired connections. This means high-resolution music, crystal-clear video calls, and perfectly synced entertainment all via Bluetooth headsets.

innovative software experiencesThe latest addition to the motorola edge family has power just waiting to be unleashed. That’s why there’s Ready For6, which amplifies everything your phone is capable of, being ideal for today’s hybrid world. The Ready For is reimagined with a fresh new look throughout the platform, you can simply connect wired or wirelessly and you’re ready to go. Move your phone’s games to the big screen for a huge boost of adrenaline. Feel like you’re right in the room during video calls. And use your apps on a desktop display, giving you more space to work and play.

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made some updates to Ready For PC. The new assistant works on both Windows 10 and Windows 11, and we’ve made it easier than ever for you to connect and select your experience. From having access to two operating systems on one screen to transferring files between connected devices, you can take multitasking to the next level.

We are always exploring ways to deliver better software experiences to our consumers, and the new motorola edge device is ideal for Android lovers, thanks to Motorola’s ongoing commitment to providing the most pure version of the Android Operating System. The device runs a clean version of Android 12 with no clunky software skins or duplicate apps. And with My UX, your phone works the way you want. Control it with simple gestures, customize your entertainment settings, and create a look that’s one in a million. The new My UX is all you.

In addition to that, we continue our commitment to inclusion and smarter technology for all with new support for indigenous endangered languages. With this new motorola edge we are announcing the arrival of the Cherokee language to join the Amazonian (Nheengatu) and southern Brazilian (Kaingang) languages into our user interface.

Motorola is also the first to support Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform, when tethered to the Lenovo A3 ThinkReality smart glasses. We are excited to see the immersive experiences that developers can create when powering AR glasses with our new motorola edge device.

smart stylus with pinpoint precision With the new motorola edge, we’re offering consumers an additional accessory: our first smart stylus with an adaptable folio. Write naturally, just like using pen and paper. The motorola smart stylus is perfect for navigating, highlighting, editing, or any task that requires pinpoint precision. Choose from a growing number of apps—your favorites appear on screen the moment you pop out the stylus. Always within reach, it’s ready when you are.

The folio with the smart stylus will be sold separately or as an in-box bundle, with availability varying by country.

availability and pricing Our new motorola edge device will be available in Cosmos Blue and Stardust White colors and it will arrive in North America as motorola edge+, available universally unlocked at Best Buy, Amazon.com and Motorola.com. At launch, the unlocked motorola edge+ will have a limited-time offer of $899.99 – $100 off. Verizon, Boost Mobile, and Republic Wireless will also offer the device in the coming months.

The new device arrives as motorola edge 30 pro across select markets in Latin America, India, Middle East, Asia and Europe. For local price information and availability, please contact your local PR team.

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Motorola and Verizon collaborate to deliver next generation of wearable technology

Motorola and Lenovo continue to focus on a cohesive strategy of delivering innovative technology solutions. Together, we have already brought some incredible innovations to market, most recently our enterprise AR solutions with Motorola smartphones powering ThinkReality A3 smart glasses. Today, we’re excited to take this a step further with Verizon on wearable innovation with a hands-free, 5G XR neckband built for delivering high bandwidth, ultra-low latency connectivity and power to AR glasses and VR goggles. This will enable lightweight, boundless, immersive, and above all scalable AR / VR experiences.

When we announced our Motorola 312 Labs R&D group last year, our goal was to continue to challenge what the mobile experience feels, looks and acts like. Now, together with Verizon and Lenovo, we have created a 5G wearable neckband that redefines the role of the smartphone by allowing users to display content to more immersive screens around them. This means better portability, longer-lasting and a higher quality user experience in more places.

“Motorola 312 Labs is focused on exploring new and developing opportunities in mobile technology, including innovative wearables and form factors,” said Jeff Snow, Product General Manager at Motorola. “With this collaboration, we’re further strengthening our partnership with Verizon to solve new challenges in the industry and advance consumer and enterprise AR use cases.”

The plug&play wearable device optimized for these use cases leverages the speed, bandwidth, and low latency of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and mobile edge compute platform to deliver high fidelity immersive experiences that last longer and are ready “out of the box”. Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform, our 5G neckband is designed to prove next-generation mobile computing applications, by advancing enterprise AR/VR solutions to be untethered, hands-free and boundless experiences.

“Motorola’s wearable neckband and ultra-lightweight AR smart glasses leverage Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and mobile edge compute platform, enabling us to deliver immersive technology in many fields, such as sports training and fan experiences, as well as making VR theaters scalable,” said Brian Mecum, Vice President of Device Technology at Verizon.

Solutions like our wearable form factor will benefit more than just the tech industry alone – they will enhance the full spectrum of work and play activities. By joining forces, we’re excited to be at the forefront of game-changing technologies like 5G, edge compute and AR and VR, that are going to bring unprecedented value to consumer and enterprise spaces. Verizon and Motorola are working on exciting AR and VR applications, and we look forward to sharing more of these developments in the coming months.

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Express yourself like never before with the new moto g stylus

Be inspired and take your creativity to the next level with the new moto g stylus. Capture your most brilliant ideas faster than ever, and take advantage of a versatile 50 MP camera system, massive display, and ultra-reliable two-day battery.

Enjoy pinpoint control with the built-in stylus that lets you jot notes, edit photos, sketch artwork, copy and paste text, mark up screenshots, you name it. Your favorite apps appear the moment you pop out the stylus, so they’re always ready when you are. The stylus is seamlessly integrated with the Moto Note app too, so you can start writing without even unlocking your phone.

Keep playing games, sketching artwork, or watching your favorite shows on the go without worrying about your battery life. The massive 5000 mAh battery is designed to last up to two days on a single charge, so you can do it all without interruption.1

Showcase your creativity from every perspective with the versatile 50 MP camera system. With a 50 MP main sensorand Quad Pixel technology, the camera delivers 4x the low-light sensitivity for incredibly sharp and bright images—even when the light isn’t quite right. Two amazing perspectives are housed in the second sensor: The 118º ultra-wide angle lens captures what your eyes see, fitting 4x more of the scene in your frame than a standard lens,3 and the Macro Vision lens lets you capture the tiniest details. Last but not least, the depth sensor blurs the background of your shots to turn everyday photos into professional-looking portraits.

Give yourself more room to express your creativity and give your photos, movies, games, and video chats the massive screen they deserve. The 6.8″ Max Vision FHD+ display stretches from edge to edge for an ultra-wide view. And with the 90 Hz refresh rate, there’s virtually no lag for more fluid viewing and a noticeably smoother experience.

A powerful octa-core processor backed by 6 GB of RAM gives you all the speed you need for graphics-intensive games and livestreams. And with 128 GB of built-in storage—expandable to 512 GB with a microSD card—you have plenty of room for notes, sketches, songs, apps, games, and more.4

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, you can 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.

AvailabilityIn the U.S., the new moto g stylus will be available universally unlocked and open for pre-order starting February 3 at Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon.com and Motorola.com (MSRP: $299.99). Additionally, Consumer Cellular and Cricket will offer the device in the coming months.

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