MotoBlurred ICS screenshots for the RAZR leak out
While it appears that Motorola’s customizations are not totally complete, screen caps do provide a good look at where things are headed with their MotoBlur UI skin. The home screens seem to be remarkably little touched at this point, housing their custom icons but otherwise seeing little modification from stock ICS.
The camera app is also basically identical to the (excellent) ICS stock version. That’s not to say there aren’t changes – the unlock screen looks like a radical departure from stock ICS as well as previous versions of the Motorola unlock screen. We would expect to see some of Motorola's custom widgets in the finished product, and given some of the advanced capabilities Motorola gave to their app launcher, we wouldn’t be surprised to see changes there as well.
Obviously much could change between now and release, but we sort of hope it doesn’t. Motorola seems to be on track to deliver an experience that visually unifies ICS with previous versions of MotoBlur, but without reinventing the wheel on the excellent home screen launcher and camera apps that Google debuted with ICS.
That result could be quicker updates, better compatibility, the buttery-smoothness seen in ICS, and an all-around improvement in the user experience. That would translate to a win for both Motorola and its customers.
source: DroidRZR via Droid-Life
1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
First. Let's just hope it's stable, but then again, Motorola phones don't hold up that well in the long end.
4. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Dude, come on. Really? What personal long term experience do you have with Motorola products?
5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Sniggly please do not feed the troll. Lol
7. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
But what if the troll is hungry? We can't let him starve..... -_-
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Answer .... none he is a troll. He sees the word Androd and $*17 goes of his head as if he was some expert
16. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
To be honest this is the first post from the Miz in a long time that I will somewhat agree on.
I don't know if it's because of motoblur but both with the OG Droid and Droid 2 at the end of life they seemed to have a lot of issues with the latest updates.
32. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
Wow, can't wait to get this on my ATRIX 2! Hope this comes soon...
37. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
boohoo, it's personal opinion. Get over it. And enough experience to make me swear off the name Droid forever.
45. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Bulls**t. Which models? What issues? How long did you own them?
You're a coward, Miz. You have a yellow streak as long as my arm.
55. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
You wouldn't have the balls to say that to my face, Sniggly.
I just told you what model, the Droid.
56. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yes I would, Miz. What would you do about it? Nothing, that's what.
So you had the original DROID? How long? What happened? Specifics matter a lot, especially if you ever got a warranty replacement, which straight up suck no matter what the original quality was.
57. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Keep telling yourself that, Sniggy. You wouldn't last against me.
Specifics matter when you're bitter because someone doesn't like your favorite company. Yeah, had the original Droid for nearly a year and a half. Whether it was a warranty replacement or not is irrelevant. Stop grasping at straws.
58. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lol, okay, you cowardly Internet tough guy.
Original DROID for a year and a half. Okay. Yes, whether there were any warranty replacements does matter. What issues did you actually deal with, Miz? Let's hear it, coward.
59. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
You're the one calling me a coward, and I'm the internet tough guy? Lol, get over yourself.
Yes, isn't that what I just said? And no, it does not matter since it makes no sense. Obviously, the original had problems, so why else would I have a warranty replacement?
Not a very bright one, are you?
60. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm calling you a coward in the intellectual sense. It's been several posts now, and you still can't list what went wrong with the DROID. You've resorted to threats of physical violence instead. Yes, warranty replacements do matter, because no matter who originally made them, they suck. What issues did the original DROID have, Miz? Can you answer a simple goddamn question?
61. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Don't backtrack now. Man up to what you said. And lol, I never threatened you with physical violence. I just said you wouldn't have the balls to say what you said to my face.
No, the warranty replacements do not matter because obviously if I am using a warranty replacement, then that must mean something went wrong with the first phone. Get over it, stop stressing over something said by a random stranger over the internet.
But if it's that important to you, I had issues with my phone freezing up along with several instances of rebooting on its own. Are you happy now? Can you get some sleep now?
62. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
dude, i'm sure something will go wrong at some point with any iPhone as well, it's just a matter of the problem. all Sniggs is trying to get out of you is what kind of problems you had with your Droid. besides the Droid is OLD now and Android has evolved exponentially since it's day.
63. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Sniggs is just whining and complaining because I don't like his favorite Android OEM. I've told him the problem, but he keeps whining.
64. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well both of you should just stop. you're not dignifying yourselves by responding to each other. we should all know by now that you're just a troll by nature and nobody should ever take you seriously.
14. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I love Android but I've had many problems with Motorola phones. I started off with the Moto Q9m in high school, back when having loads of music on your phone was the only cool thing to do! Then it moved extremely slow and started bugging on me, even with the SD card removed.
So after that, I upgraded to the original Droid and fell in love at first. I laughed at all my friends with their iPhones whenever I got a notification and they heard the loud "DROID" noise from the commercial. I thought it was going to last me the full two years, but it lasted about 3 months and became unusable. Screen flickering, apps randomly opening, calls being made in my pocket while asleep (and I kept the phone with a patterned lock screen), and it would constantly end my calls whenever it wanted. That lasted for the first 4 replacements, and Verizon was no help in the matter. So here I am with a slightly upgraded G2X with T-Mobile since it was free and I just needed something that worked compared to that mess.
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that sucks bro but it really just sounds like an isolated case of bad luck.
17. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Yeah it was a painful time. But I read Verizon's forums about the phone and saw that a lot of people were having the problem too, just not all at once.
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
your problem is that you go to the Verizon forums that's full of complainers. i've had plenty of Motorolas that work just fine.
20. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Not sure what, but your phone might have been one of those that had a case of issues. My brother had the OG droid and now has a Droid X, my little sis now uses his OG droid and it's still going strong 4 years later. So yes it's probably a problem with a bad batch or something. T-Mobile, sheesh the only thing T-Mobile has going for them is cheap prices, but with their on again off again network issues and other weird oddities. Yes my gf is a t-Mobile customer and has the Vibrant, cheap plans but little else. Their replacement warranty is 1 year from purchase and then you have to fork over $110 for a replacement phone. Their network randomly loses service in some areas for no known reason, takes forever to get service after exiting the subway. Then their phones pretty much never get updates, so cheap plans and everything else is haphazard, I'll keep my VZW until someone else can match them in quality service.
25. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Did some say iphone....dang dude read article first......
2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Thank you Motorola for not bloating your UI over ICS like what the leaked Sense and Touchwiz have shown.
31. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Its because they are not allowed to, all future skins have to have the same holo theme as ICS or else there will be no google apps on the phones. sammu and htc will also have to change their UIs
50. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)
you obviously misunderstood that holo theme requirement, there will be sense and touchwiz with quite the same ui as we know them;
51. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Asimo is right - OEM's must support the holo theme, they don't have to make it the default theme. So you can still skin the UI to your heart's content, you just have to let independent widgets and apps use the holo them when they are isntalled
54. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I know you can still skin it. Never in my post did i say that you cant skin it. i said it has to have the same theme. I know they are all still skinnable and ive seen HTC sense 3.6 with ICS and it looks just like stock ICS htcified (if thats a word)
49. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
lol i actually forward to your posts, they are pointless and stupid but funny cos ur a kunt
3. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Whoa. I'm digging the unlock screen. Usually when a ROM is leaked the official update isn't too far behind.
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I disagree I don't like that lockscreen if I found the dev I'll slap him the rest is looking good tho
18. Sniggly (Posts: 6804; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I dunno. I've always been a fan of function over form, and that lock screen implies the function of having apps you can go to directly, like HTC Sense.
28. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Thats one of the main reasons I love me some Sense, specifically 3.0 and 3.5. I like being able to open apps directly from the lockscreen, or being able to read a new text message
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Sence lockscreen is something else. It looks good
29. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
May lockscreen apps allow you to choose various apps at the lockscreen without making that depth Effect. They are clean looking and functional at he same time. This one needs a bit more Work
40. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I was thinking the same thing. IF you can put icons in the holes...its a nice idea.
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm with you Sniggly. i'm liking the lockscreen.
19. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
It look weird but the functionally looks great do
36. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Uh huh, too bad it'll be obsolete next month.
39. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
your comments are plain and boring go away already :)
43. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Boring just like the os he uses. He thinks in tiny little rounded edge squares.
10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this is great, exactly what i thought Moto would do with ICS and i'll have a phone with this loaded in the next month or so. the Nexus becomes much more forgettable after seeing this Google/Motorola goodness.
12. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I could see many adding on top of the current Home app (witch is good) but that lockscreen has to go...... seriously looks dated
13. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Good to the the ICS theme everywhere! That's quite nice and motor can focus its time in other ways to diferenciate itself while making faster updates (I think this will be ready by Q2) maybe the improve some other tools and make blur more constant
21. networkdood (Posts: 6262; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
DROID RAZR is my first MOTO smartphone - zero issues so far.....more fun when rooted
22. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Motorola is the one OEM who I can get behind when they do something with Vanilla Android. Since the Droid X motorola has been making their version of Android less in your face, their widgets are useful and they look streamlined and clean. If you've used the Bionic you'll understand what I mean. Just wished that they would actually have updates for their widgets too. Anyway, like I predicted back when the RazR came out, the Galaxy Nexus has nothing over it but a larger and higher resolution screen, but as a total package the Razr is the better of the two and with the Maxx coming there really isn't much the Nexus can say. ICS?!? Nope Razr is sporting that in a very short while...well the Nexus does have the Vanilla Android experience, but my experience with Moto and it's ever decreasing attitude with blur has been positive.
I like the way it looks, now after the Razr comes the Bionic and X2. Motorola is on a bit of a roll, that was pretty quick turn around with the ICS.
24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6255; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Im just hoping their GSM RAZR W/ICS comes too AT&T this will be my phone if doesnt comes out before the Sony iON. Im sure Europe will get this first.
26. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Can't wait to get this on my Photon.
33. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Cant wait for ICS. This is good news and a good sign that ICS is on the way :)
34. mobileuser (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Will this ICS in the Razr also come with face unlocked like that in the Nexus? The unlocked screen shown in th esnap shot doesnot seem to be face unlocked. Right?
If Razr also comes with the face unlocked function, it will be a whole lot better.
38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, Face Unlock is a core Android feature that will always be included with ICS.
35. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)
l wish l wait for this phone instead the craby samsung nexus.
46. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Good luck with that, Motorola doesn't seem to release the same phone on major cell networks in the same region. You have never seen the Droid 1-4 anywhere else in the US, the DX1 and 2, Bionic and now Razr. They might appear in countries outside the US, but not in the US. Especially any phone that makes the Droid lineup. Only phones that are close to one another is probably the Photon and the Bionic, but that's about it. I have seen the DX on one of the smaller networks somewhere, but it was on a relatively small isolated network. Motorola probably won't use this design outside of the Droid line up and countries outside the U.S. as it will compete with their other offerings on the other major networks.