Desktop mode pioneer Motorola is finally bringing the mode to modern phones

Desktop mode pioneer Motorola is finally bringing the mode to modern phones

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  • Motorola has revealed that it’s engaged on a desktop mode.
  • This mode provides customers a computer-like expertise when related to a monitor.
  • Motorola first dabbled with the function again in 2011.

Samsung and Huawei have been the primary manufacturers to supply the brand new technology of desktop mode, permitting customers to get a PC-like expertise when their cellphone was related to an exterior show. But Motorola was arguably the primary producer to dabble with the tech within the early 2010s.

Now, PC Mag (by way of XDA-Developers) has noticed an official video on Qualcomm’s web site, displaying off Motorola’s new desktop mode whereas related to an exterior monitor. Check out the screenshot under.

Motorola desktop modeCredit: Qualcomm/Motorola

“Take multitasking to the following degree in a desktop mode, permitting you to take a better have a look at issues like movies, art work, and paperwork, on a bigger show,” the narrator notes through the video. The video then reveals off the mode, that includes a taskbar, resizeable home windows, a begin menu of types, and varied apps.

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“2021 will mark the 10th technology of Moto G, and nothing would make us prouder than bringing 800-series experiences to this household,” Motorola cellular chief Sergio Bunac added on the finish of the video.

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It’s value noting that the cellphone seen within the video has two punch-hole cutouts, suggesting it could possibly be the Moto G 5G Plus or the Moto One 5G if it’s a lately launched Moto machine. But XDA-Developers additionally reviews that the upcoming Motorola “nio” flagship affords an identical twin selfie digicam design, whereas speculating that this flagship might really launch below the Moto G line. 

We wouldn’t be stunned if a Moto G flagship is certainly coming based mostly on Bunac’s remark. But his remarks might additionally imply that the agency is barely bringing options related to the Snapdragon 800-series chips to the Moto G household, quite than an precise flagship processor. Nevertheless, we’ll be maintaining an eye fixed out for a doubtlessly beefed up machine to mark the 10th anniversary of the vary.

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Either approach, a desktop mode can be a welcome addition to Motorola’s portfolio, having first touted this function with the Motorola Atrix 4G and a “lapdock” again in 2011. Smartphones have gained a ton of energy since then, so it’ll undoubtedly be a smoother expertise than this primary effort.


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