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MotoBlurred ICS screenshots for the RAZR leak out

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MotoBlurred ICS screenshots for the RAZR leak out
Motorola seems to be hard at work to meet their self-imposed timeline of bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the Motorola RAZR by “early 2012”. The "MotoBlurred" fruits of their labor can now be glimpsed thanks to a leaked ROM of Android 4.0.3 for the GSM-variant of the Motorola RAZR.

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

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posted on 25 Jan 2012, 13:54 2

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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:07 12

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Dude, come on. Really? What personal long term experience do you have with Motorola products?

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:14 4

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Sniggly please do not feed the troll. Lol

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:17 3

7. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


But what if the troll is hungry? We can't let him starve..... -_-

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:17 3

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; 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

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:48 2

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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 16:38 1

32. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Wow, can't wait to get this on my ATRIX 2! Hope this comes soon...

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 19:04 1

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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 23:20 1

45. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 02:16 1

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.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 02:27 1

56. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 13:42 1

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.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 13:52

58. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 14:42 1

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?

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 15:06

60. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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?

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 02:02 1

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?

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 02:50

62. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 12:43 1

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.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 14:06

64. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:32

14. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; 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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:35 3

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that sucks bro but it really just sounds like an isolated case of bad luck.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:57

17. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; 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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 15:59 2

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 15:12 3

20. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; 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.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 15:28 1

23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


What like you?

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 15:44 1

25. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Did some say iphone....dang dude read article first......

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:05 8

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Thank you Motorola for not bloating your UI over ICS like what the leaked Sense and Touchwiz have shown.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 16:28 5

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

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 07:52

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;

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:31 1

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

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