Following on the footsteps of Sony, Motorola is prepping its Droid RAZR for Ice Cream Sandwich. Droid RAZR is Motorola’s flagship Android smartphone outside China, where a 720p screen version of Droid RAZR already exists. This particular update, which took a long time coming, will be ready for OTA download some time next week. Motorola has updated its Droid RAZR page which is now full of details regarding the ICS update. Some of the most important new features of this update include:
New Lock screen: With Ice Cream Sandwich your Droid RAZR will have a more functional lock screen. You will be able to unlock directly to the camera, text messaging, phone dialer, or home screen. Also included is Face Unlock, which uses the front facing camera for face detection to unlock the phone.
New Widgets and Folders: Ice Cream Sandwich comes with a host of new Google widgets as well as some Motorola specific ones. Some of these are scrollable and can be resized as well. Folder creation has also been simplified in ICS. Just drag one app onto another to create a folder.
New People app: The contact app has been given a major overhaul. It’s reminiscent of what Windows Phone does. All contacts from your social networks are now in this one app. You will be able to check their update from the relevant social networks such as status updates, tweets and pictures.
Webtop: Using a new Android 4.0 interface, webtop now offers a more seamless transition from your phone with big screen optimization, significantly improved email navigation, a more complete texting interface, and the ability to surf desktop versions of websites.
These are only some of the features that users will be able to get with ICS. For a full rundown of everything new, head over to Motorola’s page.