May 28, 2012 7:06am
The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola RAZR is coming soon, and the company’s channels are buzzing with official update videos showing off what’s new, what’s cool and, most importantly, what’s improved, on the lithe handset.
While it was recently discovered that most Motorola handsets from last year, including the Motorola Pro+ and XT860, will not be receiving an update to 4.0 due to memory limitations, the RAZR will benefit from many of the inherent improvements in ICS. These include an overhauled launcher, better camera software, lock screen shortcuts to apps, updated Google apps including Gmail and the native browser (plus support for Google Chrome) and a brand new Webtop software experience.
Motorola seems to have taken some cues from its new owners, Google, in the overall look of the update. While this is not stock Android 4.0 as we’d see on the Galaxy Nexus, it appears closer than any other manufacturer. Now that Motorola is wholly owned by Google it will be interesting to see what they do with its no-longer-called MotoBlur skin.
Check out the break for a few videos detailing the upcoming features in the RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update.