Motorola Unveils Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Special UI For RAZR And RAZR Maxx


28.05.2012

Motorola Unveils Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Special UI For RAZR And RAZR Maxx

Motorola have unveiled three videos that showcase the special Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version that will be soon rolled out for most of the company’s smartphones. The new software is centered on a simple and attractive user interface, which will definitely bring more customers for the US phone maker.

After the Americans promised that the Motorola RAZR and Motorola RAZR Maxx will soon receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, the company couldn’t miss the chance to customize the firmware that will soon arrive on a lot of terminals.

According to the videos presented by a Japanese website, Motorola will change many of the classic Ice Cream Sandwich applications.

The new Android 4.0 ICS user interface created by Motorola includes a new lockscreen, new icons for shortcuts and a special app for camera. Motorola also included the new Webtop mode: when the user connects the smartphone to a TV or display, the device will enter a special UI, similar to a tablet’s, which allows him to use the smartphone as a real laptop.

Other changes include homescreen folder support, Face Unlock, screenshot capture facility and customizable widgets.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola devices along with the new UI should be available for download by the end of this quarter, of course, if you are Motorola RAZR or RAZR Maxx lucky owner.

Motorola’s UI focuses on functionality, making the interfaces crowded with design elements blush. Basically, even though most of the icons we were familiar with were changed and reallocated, the fans of a pure Android ICS experience would love Motorola’s interface.

By long pressing the lock icon in the lockscreen, besides unlocking your device, you will now be able to access certain applications like camera, messaging, or calls. The camera app was also revised. Soon, you will be able to take stills while recording videos.

Although it previously featured an original social media app, Motorola have halted support for their app and now encourages the users to download other applications from companies like Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter.

Even though we don’t know how Google’s guys influenced or will influence this user interface, we are eager to see which way is Motorola Mobility heading. After China gave their OK, Google have taken Motorola Mobility’s wheel and I hope the search engine giant will soon make its presence felt inside the phone maker’s yard.

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