May 26th, 2012

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?