A quick review of Android 4.0.4 ICS on the Droid RAZR MAXX
Android 4.0.4 is finally rolling out to the Verizon Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, and we got our hands on it. The update will make these 2 popular Droid phones up to date, at least until we see the next version of Android released at Google I/O.
First things first, the lockscreen has been revamped to reflect the ICS lockscreen, which gives you multiple apps to unlock to: phone, text, and camera. Once unlocked, you’ll notice a surprisingly stock Android ICS experience, with what we see as minimal intervention from Motorola’s UI overlay. The app menu is stock ICS and not Motoblur, meaning you get your sideways-scrolling list of apps, followed by a section completely dedicated to widgets. If you want to bring said widgets to one of your 5 customizable homescreens, simply tap and hold, and drag to your desired page. We also get the often-desired, rarely used (for this editor) face unlock, along with a new browser (stock for ICS) with all the standard options.
This update, I’m sure, will prove to be great for MAXX and RAZR users alike. Motoblur always had a tendancy to leave me feeling bogged down, and it looks like Motorola took the hint on this. The mostly-stock ICS experience makes the phone feel faster and like it’s able to do more than it did previously.
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