Months from now, Motorola’s DROID RAZR will have to say ‘ta-ta’ to its Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. That’s because Moto has promised that it will be upgrading the handset’s firmware to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. To date, there’s still no word as to when this particular update will be released.
As for those who are trying to be patient, you might as well know that the very early build of the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the GMS Motorola DROID RAZR has recently been leaked. And if you take a close look at the snapshots, you will eventually notice that not much has been changed (yet) and the build’s interface seems to appear a lot like the stock ICS. But do keep in mind that this leaked ROM shows the initial phase of the stock ICS to Blur transition. Thus, by the time that the final version will be out in the public, there will be a bunch of tweaks.
For now, it is very clear that the forked ICS UI for the DROID RAZR will come with a newly designed lock screen. You’ll also be able to change your phone’s profile from silent to vibration in just a single tap of a button. The camera app will somewhat be made similar to the current app and we do expect that Moto will change the usual ICS icons.
The changes that you see in this leaked build are quite minimal and we do hope that Motorola wouldn’t put too much of its custom Blur toppings. It’s not like we loathe the Blur but seriously, the folks at Moto could make use of that newly-launched Android Design Guideline before they decide to add their own sets of tweaks. Want to give this build a try? The source file for the leaked Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM can be downloaded at this link. Flash at your own risk.