If they promised that shortly RAZR and RAZR Maxx users will receive a free update to Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola could not miss the opportunity to customize a little its firmware which will reach a lot of terminals.
We are talking about a new interface that we will see by the end of this quarter, if we are the happy owners of a RAZR.
Motorola’s IU seems to focus on functionality rather than on a crowd of design elements. Basically, although most of the icons that we knew so far have been modified and relocated, Android’s fans crazy for a clean experience should not suffer too much.
Through a prolonged press on the lock screen menu, besides unlocking the terminal, now you can access the camera application, messages, plus the phone application. Photo capture application also suffered significant changes. Soon you will be able to take photos while shooting. Although it had an original social application, Motorola has discontinued its support for it and encourages its users to download dedicated applications from companies like Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Linked In or Twitter.
Even if we do not know to what extent this new interface has been or will be influenced by someone at Google, remains to be seen on what direction Motorola Mobility will focus both on the software and hardware. Now more than ever, Google is in charge of the business and we do not think that it will think too much before making his presence felt in more areas than those in which he activates already.