Motorola has released a video of its new skin for the manufacturer's Android 4.0 OS update. The skin looks a bit like stock Android, but offers a few changes here and there. For example, the lockscreen now has four shortcuts instead of the usual two as the phone and messages app are included. Also, the icons have been changed and the camera will take time lapse photography. Like seen on the HTC One X, those filming video will be able to snap photographs at the same time. With the Android 4.0 update bringing plenty of changes, there was no need for Motorola to go beyond a few new items with its ICS skin. Besides, OS beauty is more than just skin deep.
We recently told you that Motorola is preparing to update the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX and the Motorola DROID RAZR to Android 4.0 some time in the current quarter. It also has become apparent that some handsets that are 1 year old or younger, like the Motorola DROID 3 and the Motorola DROID X2, will live out their remaining days powered by Android 2.3.
this is still a dream to use however the build used in the video is slightly different than the build i'm running but i don't know if the build in the videos is newer or older than mine. i'm only talking about little aesthetic things though, the actual principal experience is really the same.
3.jackhammeR(Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
That lockscreen...great thing but nothing innovative. Nokia bubbles has got it for a long time. First, HTC pilfered it, now Motorola.
I guess it's better than nothing. Being innovative nowadays is a hard task.
28.parkwaydr(Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
If you guys are heavy users, the razor maxx is the way to go, a buddy of mine at work just got one, we work 12 hour shifts, and he spends breaks watching netflix and streaming music like a fiend, and at the end of our shift there is barely a dent in his battery life, it really is an awesome phone.
73.parkwaydr(Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
Then go with the maxx, he loves it because now he doesn't have to worry about extra batteries or making sure he doesn't forget his charger, honestly I'm jealous of him and if I had Verizon, I would jump all over that thing in a heartbeat.
I'm holding out for the HD because it's been leaked the HD would (and I don't know why they would) have that 3300 mAh Bat. Been hearing that it'll probably be here this summer. I don't mind the wait. :)
19.remixfa(Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
awesome. Is Motorola actually listening to the community that wants less skin and faster updates? Is this a push from Google to get closer to stock (obviously set up before the merger finalized)?
yeah, hopefully this, the Atrix 3 and the new Photon are pretty much the same phone and i also hope that T-Mobile would get a variant. too many T-Mobile customers i know complain about their signal strength and the best solution i know other than Wi-Fi Calling isn't available to them.
60.Berzerk000(Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Mhm, would be disappointed if there was anything other than that. T-Mobile hasn't gotten any good Moto phones lately, have they? Last one I heard was the Cliq 2, which was forever ago. Would be nice to have some more options since I'm on T-Mobile. I wanted to switch to Sprint so I could get my EVO, but they were stupid so I can't leave until April of 2013 without paying $1000. So, I have to settle for the One S for now :/
65.remixfa(Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
that was a promotion. That almost never happens anymore as things are getting tighter for the smaller carriers.
With sprint being an indentured servant to apple to get the iphone, i doubt they could carry such costs to do that.
Why would you leave Tmobile to get the Evo on sprint, when its the same phone as the OneS for 99% of it? Tmobile's service is cheaper and faster to boot.
84.Berzerk000(Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Because of the display, 4.7 inch 720p S-LCD2 vs. 4.3 qHD inch S-Amoled. And T-Mobile pretty much locked my family in to another 2 years, cuz they were willing to do pretty much to keep us since we've had them for years. They cut our monthly prices by almost half and offered us full upgrades over a year early, with a discount, and since I'm not in charge of the accounts, I had to stay. So, I'll just deal with the Pentile non-HD :/ And don't say pentile isn't that noticeable, I notice it on my friends Razr all the time. Though the performance should be better on the One S, considering it has a lower resolution but the same processor.