See what ICS will look like on the Droid RAZR

See what ICS will look like on the Droid RAZR
Over the weekend someone posted screen caps of a new build of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for the Droid RAZR. The source of the images stayed mum on where they came from, but the build was vetted by several top developers. This build is quite a bit further along that the initial leaks we reported on back in January, and it appears we are looking at something approaching a final build, at least in terms of appearance.

In general this seems to be the least intrusive version of MotoBlur yet. Motorola has added plenty of custom icons, and current Motorola users will recognize the theme on the dialer and call-in-progress page. As we suspected back in January, Motorola will be bringing some of their app-tray special sauce to the party, adding custom app groups within the launcher - although they otherwise have wisely gone with the stock app tray. The launcher also appears stock, albeit with custom dock icons. There is also a new camera app, and some fancy shenanigans going on with the lock screen.

Since the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX are the same phones internally, we expect that owners of both will see this update around the same time. Hopefully the engineers at Motorola are hard at work squashing bugs for the release, but in the meantime here is a sneak preview of what to expect when Google's latest dollop of Android goodness winds up on Motorola's latest Droid.


source: droidrzr via Droid-Life

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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)
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)

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37 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Not bad, but I wish they would have made a video instead.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know what you mean. It’s always better to see the OS in motion as opposed to just plain old pictures.

27. Vadermando

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

it is very good for slow conections like mine. i hope they keep using it in the future. thanks P.A.

2. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

Wow it actually looks kinda like stock

3. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

very impressive so far the best skin that is very similar to stock ics

4. pooked

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

Still looks kinda crowded and the settings menu with those icons looks so tacky!!!

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

There's nothing crowded about it because of the massive screen. If it had a 3.5" iScreen iWould have to agree with you. Besides, when you hook up a DROID RAZR™ to an HD Widescreen TV nothing can ever be crowded since, HDMI FULLY STRETCHES and mirrors the phone's display to TV; something no other phone or iDud can do.

21. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Awesome. I bought the phone, and immediately went to best buy and picked up an nice HD TV. Now i just cary my phone AND my TV around in my briefcase so that I never feel crowded. -____-

24. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yes, and don't forget the HDMI cable; you can just tuck that in one of the four corners of your brief case.

40. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

ah yes. i forgot about that. thanks for reminding me pal.

5. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

This is how you implement you're customizations with ICS. Sammy pay attention and give us something good! :)

9. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

I'm not as worried about Sammy. HTC is usually who has a habit of making a completely new launcher with almost no similarities to stock. Sammy keeps some of the original.

17. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Agree with that. HTC makes nice phones. Their build quality is fantastic but their Sense over ICS will be interesting to see.

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea....if you seen the leaks of the HTC Ville and ICS...wow... kinda hard to tell its even running ICS.

6. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Wow that looks really good, can't wait to get it on my phone. I wonder how much performance boost they have now, that's all that matters to me is how smooth the phone is running with this new update. Hardware acceleration is really going to be a big deal about ICS.

8. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

it is actually a good layout but i was expecting something a little more on the razr anyway you never know until you use it. Sense 4.0 is more appealing and Samsung touch wiz 5 is not out yet so it is a bit confusing now.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Oooo! the King Like! ;) i just kind of wish they would take the app labels away from the icons in the dock.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it looks like stock with a lil theming. I hope the unseen internals are mostly untouched as well. that could bode good things to come for motos updates in the future. considering blur is probably the most heavily customized under the hood of all the UIs, if its not heavily modded that gives me hope for the other UIs as well.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd actually say it's on of the least modified. it's less modified than TW and especially Sense. it's kind of like what they've done with the Honeycomb experience and it feels good so i assume something similar is going on here.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

u have a misunderstanding of blur then. Blur is by far the most modified under the hood, not graphically. blur runs through motos "blur servers" to retrieve mail, status updates, and all sorts of nonsense for the stock mail/facebook/ect options. No other UI does that. It also has added in exchange functionality that tops the other UIs as well. There are a lot of positives about blur, especially for business use with all the extra modifications. Unfortunately, in the android world, thats a double edged sword when it comes to updates.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh well i wouldn't say that's a big deal then as Moto usually updates their high-end handsets pretty darn fast. xD

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol.. yea if it says "Droid " on it.. lord help ya if it doesn't..lol

32. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they haven't done bad with the Atrix. o:

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its kind of a wash between Blur and Sense UI then.. cuz on top that is the most heavily modified custom UI.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea, sense is definately the most candied out. lol. give me stock ICS!!! :)

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

maybe it'll be even better if NOVA Launcher gets slapped over this. o:

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i hope there's also some nice improvements to Webtop with this build too.

18. ArkiTech

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Anybody else notice the blacked out icon in the 4th picture in between Currents and Docs...could this be google Drive

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i didn't even notice there was a place blacked out. xD that's a very good theory. we might learn more about the Razr's ICS update at MWC then. maybe it'll even get pushed then. c:

22. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Sexy. Most impressed by the smoothness of ICS, web browsing, and multitasking.

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