Motorola releases Android 4.0 demo videos with new UI


We might not be calling it MotoBlur anymore, but that doesn’t mean that we are going to start liking it better. Manufacturer UIs are rarely cool to the hard-core Android fan, especially with Motorola’s. But the company has just released a few demo videos of its Android 4.0 skin, and to our surprise, it is not looking too bad.

It looks very much like stock (or “vanilla”) Android, but with a few changes. The lockscreen happens to have 4 shortcuts instead of two; the phone and messages app are added. I happen to find this to be a rather cool addition, but you may disagree. Aside from that, the only other noticeable difference is that the icons have been changed.

Everything else looks pretty much like vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich! Android 4.0 already comes with great eye candy, so we are glad to see manufacturers sticking closer to it. The update should be coming to the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR Maxx in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! What do you guys say – excited for Motorola’s new approach?


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  • PhilNelwyn

    I say that Google’s acquisition of Moto is a darn good thing.

  • http://twitter.com/1000HuesOfGrey 1000huesofgrey

    unlock bootloaders.. Keep getting better at making phones phones and designing them. Everything should be good for you.

  • http://twitter.com/sgkirkpatrick Stephen Kirkpatrick

    Whats up with the Bionic? It was there signature phone for about 2 weeks?

  • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley

    I know two people with Motorola phones. One with the Atrix 4G and another with the Bionic. If this is how 4.0 will look on their phones when they get updated, then I’m very excited for them. This should make things much more simple and user friendly.

  • Craig Nelson

    Ok the UI looks better but the hardware is still ugly. Please Moto fix that.

    • SiloNova

      So because you don’t like it, Moto should change it?

      Thank you for your irrelevant opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/yungtris kennedy myril

    this is the best skin to appear on a phone since ics. official skin ie. Hopefully google will do a lot towards turning moto around.

  • koolkat2

    No, hardware its fine, don’t change that . ICS is pretty sweet on three RAZR, btw.

  • SiloNova

    I guess the wait will have been worth it then. Much better than having them rush it out.

  • EgoDogg

    Maybe this is moto’s way of making it easier to get os updates out. Less to fix

  • http://www.facebook.com/tzimmick Tyler Edwards Zimmick

    The droid bionic was confirmed to get ice cream sandwich in early Q 3

  • Charles

    Well we lose Swype when ics hits?

  • chris125

    Come on moto just release the update already.

  • Matthew Merrick

    I really hoping Webtop get pulled out of blur and makes it to Jellybean ASOP, now that google owns moto.

  • Tim B.

    Motoblur by any other name is still bloated crap.

  • TheCaprican

    Still fugly pos.

  • http://Phandroid Rui

    What the hell are you talking about the hardware looks great . And now the software will be even better if you hadnt tried the motoblur on the RAZR dont knock it it was alot better than touch wiz.

  • Otto

    I like very much this skin.

  • OmniUni

    Motorola has been on a bit of a trend reducing MotoBlur. I got the Droid 4 and was actually pretty surprised at how after I replaced the launcher it didn’t feel too “blured” at all. I can’t wait to get this OTA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaushal.billore Kaushal Billore

    Camera subsystem works good about phone all beauty has come from ICS

  • amaroth amaroth

    well that almost makes me want to run back to motorola when their next new batch of phones come out! or am i just cray