May 27 AT 9:35 AM Nick Gray 32 Comments

Official Motorola Android 4.0 demo videos show off new UI and Webtop 3.0


Motorola’s first Android 4.0 updates have yet to roll out, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get an official look at what the Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Motorola RAZR will look like. Motorola Japan has put up an Android 4.0 page on its site, giving consumers a preview of Motorola’s Android 4.0 customizations and the new Webtop 3.0 UI.

We’ve seen several leaks of Moto’s ICS build in the past, and it doesn’t look like much has changed. Last time we checked, the Verizon DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX were scheduled to receive their Android 4.0 update before the end of Q2. That gives Motorola roughly five more weeks to deliver the update. Once the RAZR is updated to Android 4.0, updates for the BIONIC, ATRIX and DROID 4 should trickle out in quick succession.

Take a look at the videos below and let us know what you think of Motorola’s Android 4.0 customizations.

Source: The Verge

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • kazahani

    Here I fixed your headline:

    Official Motorola Android 4.0 Demo Videos Show off New Crap Crap Crap Crap…

    • zerosix

      No. It has much more common with stock ICS launcher, than, for example, Samsung’s touchwiz. Really, I’ve tried ICS on Galaxy Note and I found almost no difference between 2.3 and 4.0. That was quite disappointing.

      • danilo

        God bless the custom roms:)

    • joemama

      u are a clueless dweeb

    • Lattemannen

      This is very nice functions.

    • kazahani

      Oh, do we not hate MOTOBlur anymore?

      Must have missed that one.

      • Bpear96

        Yup.. Considering what they have done here. I hate MOTO”dont call me blure” significantly less!

  • Wasim

    such a relief to see SOMEONE at least kept it mostly stock! i find this a good thing….

  • redraider133

    Now just release it already moto. Nice to see it looking a lot more like ics and less like a custom skin

  • BrandonJD

    My question is, if you are barely changing anything in the core ICS experience, why change anything at all. Why redesign all of the icons just for the heck of it? What the point?

    • navjot

      they want to be able to differentiate themselves from the other manufacturers without losing the stock android feel.

    • zerosix

      They make great UX even greater. Customisable icons on the lockscreen, silent-mode slider… These things make user’s life easier.

  • aa

    Webtop 3.0 looks great, even supports 1080p.

    • AppleFUD

      Webtop 3.0 looks like. . . well. . . Android 4.0

      I was expecting someone to do it if not build directly into Android – the ability to dock and switch from small screen mode to ‘large screen’ mode. . . looks like “Webtop” (AKA Android 4.0) does it.

  • Rich

    Guys, I have a question about Motorola. Will Google be less trusted by other OEM’s now that it has Motorola, and China has signed off?

    there’s an interesting column about that here, and this thing called “channel conflict.”

    Personally, I am loving ICS on my Samsung Galaxy. I got a little upset the other day when the screen got scratched a little. It’s an excellent phone!

  • droilfade

    But the question is will it blend? I think, it will.

  • Jay

    Aaaaand everyone would’ve been happier if they’d had a build without all this crap in it 6 months ago. Hell, I may have even kept my Atrix instead of giving up and trading it in for an iPhone.

    • joemama

      you’re a pansy for buying an iphone

  • ZzX44

    早くおながいします。Seriously its been like 6 months

  • Toonshorty

    Rather than change a small number of things, why not leave it totally stock and then have the ability to release updates quickly without having to mess around with skins.

    • daveloft

      Leaving stock does not mean faster updates. Even the Nexus S took 4 months and that’s a Google device. Add in extra work optimizing a device with a different chipset and then carrier testing and even a stock device can take six months or longer.

  • Stella

    I would preferred it be all vanilla ICS but this is the least altered ICS skin I’ve seen. It maybe because every manufacturer wants to distinguish themselves with the user. I don’t have a problem with that but they could find a better way like exclusive apps.

  • Lightning7

    Majority vanilla ICS with Blur icons I am alright with. And Webtop 3.0 looks to be very useful.

  • Skis03

    I wish that my Droid X2 was getting the update. Who does everyone think makes the best android devices? I have always had Motorola, Droid, Droid 2, Droid X2… Thinking of going Samsung for the Galaxy 3!

    • redraider133

      Moto is better for the phone being a phone. Samsung is better if you like to hack the phone but as you can see from past samsung devices especially cdma, their radios are not the best.

    • adam

      I feel the same way i love motorola. Had Motorola droid1,Motorola razr original without android . Now DROID RAZR.

  • roger

    This is the closest to stock 4.0 there is. Which is a good thing imo.

  • Alex Pena

    I really like web top, pretty neat!

  • dhanaraj

    Good and nice MOTO

  • aranea

    I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. (yet I’m still disappointed that it’s taking forever to bring it my atrix.) It looks not half bad compared to previous blur.

    I also think Android needs a standard dock through micro-usb for all devices that will be part of vanilla Android.

  • rauelius

    I’m ecstatic this is coming to the Atrix….It’s an old phone, but powerful! Considering it has similar guts to the Xoom (Tegra2 1GB Ram), ICS is logical to have on it, but I counted it out since the similar Droid X2 and G2x got screwed out of ICS.

  • Major Pita

    Doesn’t matter; the first thing I always do is adopt a third party launcher and ditch the OEM’s homescreen. Have not seen one yet worth keeping. Really have to wonder too who the heck selects Moto’s wallpapers (not shown in this article, but in other recent ones). They are like a visual virus compared to the imagery on HTC and Samsung devices. Moto is on the right track with Webtop though and I’m really looking forward to the update.