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Motorola videos show its new Android 4.0 skin

0. phoneArena 27 May 2012, 01:54 posted on

Motoblur no longer exists, so Motorola is going to have to come up with a new name for the skin it plans on using to run over its Android 4.0 powered handsets; it does have a resemblance to stock Android with a few changes such as an updated lock screen...

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posted on 27 May 2012, 07:32 1

15. Fantazma (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 May 2012)


the new lockscreen is copied from Huawei's!!!....wats wrong with you motorola?
copying someones work..

posted on 27 May 2012, 10:30 5

32. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Should it really matter? Its all android

posted on 27 May 2012, 19:52 5

75. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And Google took resizable widgets from MotoBlur for ICS. I think Samsung did too with a version of Touchwiz. And ICS has elements of Touchwiz and maybe Sense UI in it.

Does it really matter? Huawei is an Android OEM, and they have a history with Moto. Might be kinda bumpy but its still a history.

posted on 27 May 2012, 07:46 5

16. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Error in the headline (but correct in the first paragraph): "its" is possessive; "it's" is a contraction (short for "it is").

posted on 27 May 2012, 10:14 4

31. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)


I was just about to point that out. It's not a big deal, but I'm the kind of person who gets a little annoyed with those kinds of mistakes. It happens.

posted on 27 May 2012, 12:16 1

41. EarnYourLeather (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


I'm sure the author took English 101- IT'S a typo. They happen.

posted on 27 May 2012, 12:28

43. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Yes mistakes happen, but then what the hell do editor's get paid for if not to, you know, edit?

posted on 27 May 2012, 14:51 3

51. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


cut the guy some slack. i'm sure you'd want the same thing if you made a small mistake in your job.

posted on 27 May 2012, 07:59 2

17. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Finally.

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:34 10

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)?
Who knows.

But that makes me very happy.

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:54 9

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


hehe! told you it was the closest to stock. xD

posted on 27 May 2012, 09:36 6

25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bout time. :)

posted on 27 May 2012, 10:55 2

35. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


.... meh haven't even gotten it yet, hopefully the acceloremeter actually works after this update, the last one made it completely useless!

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:52 2

20. wendygarett (unregistered)


4 shortcut lockscreen?? snap photo while filming??
oh well... R.I.P. oneX

posted on 27 May 2012, 09:06 2

23. darkgoon3r96 (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 May 2012)


lol, i don't even know what to say....

posted on 27 May 2012, 10:31 3

33. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Um its built into android 4.0, not just One OEM of android.

posted on 27 May 2012, 12:49 3

44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Anything running ICS can do that. Not just the devices running Sense 4. Well, except for the 4 shortcuts on the lock screen, I don't think. But even so, the One X is no where near dead yet.

posted on 27 May 2012, 14:53 2

52. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it will be when it has to stare down the Droid Razr MAXX HD. :P

posted on 27 May 2012, 15:53 3

54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Competition is always nice :P

posted on 27 May 2012, 16:00 3

57. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


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.

posted on 27 May 2012, 16:09 2

60. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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 :/

posted on 27 May 2012, 16:22 3

63. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


T-Mobile has never really had any good Moto phones in comparison to what Verizon and AT&T have gotten out of them.

wouldn't Sprint buy you out of that if you switched to them? i remember T-Mobile would've paid my ETFs if i switched to them years ago which i was considering heavily. o:

posted on 27 May 2012, 16:25 2

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.

posted on 27 May 2012, 20:28 2

84. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 27 May 2012, 21:53 1

90. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if you're looking for it and you're not used to looking at it then yeah, it's noticeable but when you stop caring you really don't see it.

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:52

21. darkgoon3r96 (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Meh.... In my opinion, Stock looks way better because of the icons and colours going well. Touchwizz which I am not a fan of, looks better than this. Oh well, thank god for Cyanogenmod

posted on 27 May 2012, 13:02 4

47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Would have to disagree with you there. Moto's UI is the closest thing to stock you will get from devices with custom interfaces. TouchWiz almost entirely masks ICS.

posted on 27 May 2012, 13:17 2

49. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


touchwiz is not as bad as sense
you can barely tell if it is ics on the one x
cyanogen mod 9 forever!

posted on 27 May 2012, 15:55 2

55. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Now that Sense 4 is out, TouchWiz is worse than Sense. Sense 4 is very light compared to Sense 3.

posted on 27 May 2012, 16:01 3

58. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Sense is definitely better but TW still performs soooo well that i wouldn't quite put them together yet.

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