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A closer look at Motorola’s Android 4.0.3 build for the Verizon DROID RAZR

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Today we’re getting a second look at the Android 4.0.3 update for Verizon’s Motorola DROID RAZR. The new leaked images show off the detail of Motorola’s new UI which is a much needed improvement over the most recent versions of MotoBLUR.

As you can tell from the images, Motorola has done a full reset with Android 4.0, removing most of their custom skin and allowing the Android 4.0 Holo theme to shine through a bit. The only real customization that Motorola has done to the home screen and the app launcher is swap out the stock Android 4.0 application icons with their own and add functionality to the app launcher which allows users to sort their applications by various groups.

Diving deeper into the OS, you will find that Motorola’s customization of Android 4.0 gets a little heavier. The dialer, camera, lock screen and settings all bear the classic MotoBLUR look while pulling in a bit of Ice Cream Sandwich styling.

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According to the official Motorola Android 4.0 update list, the Verizon DROID RAZR update eligibility is still “under evaluation” while the international version of the phone is scheduled to receive its update in Q2 of this year. We have a feeling that Motorola is planning on giving Verizon’s DROID RAZR owners a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich in Q1 and maybe even beating HTC in becoming the first OEM to push out an Android 4.0 update. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

What do you think of the Android 4.0.3 build for the Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR? Is Motorola on the right track with the latest version of MotoBLUR or do you prefer HTC’s approach to Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0?