Motorola announced a new deal with Corning at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 that will see it use Gorilla Glass across its entire portfolio in 2024. This will include both smartphones and tablets that will be released in the current year. Gorilla Glass protection will be available in devices from the second half of the year. The company also unveiled Smart Connect, software that connects smartphones, PCs and tablets into a single ecosystem and will help users easily connect Motorola devices to Lenovo’s laptop offerings.

The company did message via its Newsroom, where it highlighted that “Motorola’s entire 2024 device portfolio will feature Corning Gorilla Glass starting in the second half of this year.” Before the deal, only Motorola’s high-end smartphones had display protection, but more there were no affordable phones. The move will now see even the company’s entry-level devices come with Gorilla Glass.

“This partnership builds on Lenovo’s collaboration with Corning in the laptop and tablet categories by featuring Gorilla Glass on select Lenovo laptops and tablets,” the company added.

Although the announcement did not mention which Gorilla Glass will be used, a report from 9to5Google highlighted that during a MWC demonstration, the company showed off Gorilla Glass 5 and Gorilla Glass Victus 2. For consumers, this move will lead to more scratch- and drop-resistant displays even in the budget segment, but it is not known if it will have an impact on prices as a result.

In a separate post, Motorola also announced the launch of Smart Connect, new software that offers unified connectivity between the brand’s smartphones, tablets and Lenovo laptops and PCs. The move aims to create an ecosystem between devices similar to what Apple, Samsung, Google and some Chinese brands already have.

Revealing some of the features users will have access to via Smart Connect, Motorola highlighted Cross Control, which will allow a single keyboard and mouse to be used between a phone, laptop and tablet. The Swipe to Stream feature will allow users to select any app or activity from one device to another in a seamless manner. Other features mentioned include notification sync, Share Hub, Smart Clipboard, and more.

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