Motorola videos show its new Android 4.0 skin

Motorola videos show its new Android 4.0 skin
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.

source: Phandroid





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DROID RAZR MAXX
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(21.50h talk time)
DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh(12.50h talk time)

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107 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh and why do you guys have to throw in a bit about the phones that AREN'T being updated? is that really necessary? glass half full guys, glass half full.

4. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Agreed. This is now one of my favorite skin by FAR. I love the Stocky look and feel. This makes me very excited for the Razr HD.

8. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Same with me. I'm loving this. I never imagined a day when Motoblur is actually really awesome.

18. TR0LL

Posts: 41; Member since: May 20, 2012

Me to. Looking cool.....

95. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Also, anyone realize that RIGHT after Google buys Moto, the UI becomes like stock Android? Lol.

98. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

we've had looks at this since the beginning of the year. i've been running this for over a month.

3. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

give me good functionality any day.

26. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Its hard to use slide to unlock and not get sued by Apple. Change is good.

74. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly. Everything cant be absolutely innovative all the time. As long as it makes Apple happy, keeps Apple out of their face....its all good.

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

So far the best skin which doesnt drift away too much from stock. I'm actually considering getting a Razr MAXX but I'm not sure if its worth it with all the new phones around like the S3 and One X.

10. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

s3 and the One X are awesome. I'm in the same boat as you, though. Personally, I'm holding out to see what becomes of the Razr HD, compare it to those two, and up grade from my Droid X accordingly.

28. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 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.

38. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

That's exactly why I want it, I'm having a terrible experience on my Sensation's battery life which I mostly use for web browsing 24/7.

73. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 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.

96. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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. :)

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Personal preference, two colours that don't go for me, is red and black together. Which is what motorola seems to be using with all its products.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

how does black not go with something? xD

42. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Have you not seen any of Verizon's Droid marketing? "Big Red" is as much behind the red & black as Motorola is, if not more so. Even most of HTC's Droid phones got the red & black theme.

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lol RAZR will get upgraded to ICS and be on a more updated build before the galaxy NEXUS gets one update. Fail

9. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Thank Verizon.

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Um. Dude. The nexus just got an update to 4.0.4.

50. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's still pretty bad. the 4.0.4 build for the Razrs leaked before the Galaxy Nexus got it so there were some Razrs out there running a new build of ICS than the Nexus for a minute.

88. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea? I am still on 4.0.2 thank you :)

89. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i thought the initial launch version was 4.0.3? o:

92. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Nope on 4.0.2 for 6 months now. Not one bug fix patch, nadda.

97. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well i'm on 4.0.3 sooo...yeah, really the only advantage the Nexus seems to have is a higher quality display.

11. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

lol,i just love japanese language.

12. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Motoblur has become the best android skin

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