Motorola introduces "new look" ICS RAZR and RAZR MAXX in official video

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If you snapped up a Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX – and some of you must have, since RAZR MAXX sales beat out the iPhone 4S on Verizon last quarter – then you are no doubt excited by the news that today is the day that your handset finally gets its serving of Ice Cream Sandwich. While enthusiasts will be thrilled, there are also thousands of users for whom the update will be unexpected, and may even prove confusing at first, given the large number of changes to apps and the appearance of Motoblur.

To help pump up the excitement and tone down the confusion, Motorola has released a promotional video showing off many of the new features coming with Android 4.0, while also providing resources to help users that aren’t quite sure what to make of their operating system suddenly changing so drastically. And if you’re considering purchasing one of the Droid RAZRs as your next device, the video also acts as something of an advertisement.

Enjoy:


source: Droid-Life

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44 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

best OEM ICS build out there. ;) you guys are going to LOVE this. it's been nothing but a pleasure to use. now i just need ICS for my Xyboard 8.2 then i'll be set FOR LIFE! ;D

2. Carlitos

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I'm super impressed with Motorola. They came from being one of the worst in UI, and gave it a big step in the right direction with there latest UI. And this new UI in my opinion is one of the best out there. At the same time, keeping tons of ICS looks and feels.

15. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

This isn't new, this is just new for the RAZR. Had this for 7 months on my GNexus. And it's about to get better with Jelly Bean very soon. Cheers to not having to wait FOREVER for updates.

30. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Thumbs up for the thumbs downs for RAZR owners. I guess you guys have good battery life? Unless you have the regular RAZR then you're screwed.

35. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr325/BattleBrat/DSC05056.jpg That's on my REGULAR RAZR, so no, we're not screwed, and now I have ICS, OH YEAH!

36. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I see you're using juice defender and smart actions, any other tips, besides the basic turn off radios you aren't using and turn down the brightness, for a longer battery life?

37. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

autokiller, it is an app recommended by the guys at juice defender, its a great task killer.

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

amazing right? i still don't hold any weight on those battery screens.

23. MFJ

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2009

but but but.....how is the phone secure if you can make calls take pictures and send text messages without unlocking the phone??

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the video was poorly worded. it's just lockscreen shortcuts.

29. Scyllax unregistered

After all, UI is indeed the core of ICS..

3. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Screen capture?

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hold down the power + vol down keys and it'll capture your screen.

11. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Trolling?

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no, merely explaining how to do screenshots for the inquiring minds.

12. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Got it. Thanks, Kurogiii.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

anytime. (:

4. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'm seeing some positive feedback about MotorBlur, which is is good thing. Motorola did step up their game since Gingerbread and this just might be well worth the wait. Look forward to a side-by-side comparison of all the mfg OEM builds running ICS (and the stock build too).

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Sad thing is that viewing desktop sites has always been possible on Android, but recently it has become more and more difficult because of more and more sites coming out with mobile versions of their sites. Also, tabbed browsing has been around for what seems like ever.

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Motorola has definitely recovered from the old Motoblur. A round of applause to Motorola, they really turned their UI around

8. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Most everyone I know that went for the Razr did so because of the battery life and build quality. Take the hint htc & samsung.

9. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

yay Motorola.. I'm rooting for you. I have Atrix 2 but hope all the good stuff you are baking into the ICS for Razr will be same as for Atrix 2... I couldn't hold out and temporarily got a HTC One X and really don't like it... So common Moto... I'm hanging on to my Atrix 2 and hoping...

10. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

other than the late ics update(and besides its the exact same thing as stock ics with some icons in the framwork-res changed and some custom apps and a new launcher) being really really behind schedule(htc sense and touchwiz came faster than this) I really like this. If only they would unlock the bootloader on the ics update or a permanant hole is revealed I will go buy one tommmorow

20. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

That's really oversimplifying it

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wish the update were actually available. No joy for me as yet.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you can just flash the .211 build that's been available since it's actually the OTA.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yep, I pretty much have the release with .211 - got 16 hrs of battery life with normal use recently. Even better when you use TiBu to delete the bloatware or when moto lets us unlock the bootloader, so that we do not have to use safestrap to download a custom ROM - that will be great.

19. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Ha! I knew it was going to be on the 23rd! ...... Just not of this month..... Lolz At least we are getting it before most other phones.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Official word per conversation with VZW tech support rep is that "ICS Commercial Availability is 6/23...." Guess the web site folks jumped the gun on the software distribution people. Hopefully tomorrow brings the OTA edition of ICS.

22. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yeah, I know. Why did you thumb me down?

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