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When the words Blur and Android 4.0 meet in the same sentence, it's cringe-inducing for most users. Let's be honest here, that's a justified reaction. Blur pretty much sucks.

For the time being, anyway.

A leaked ICS ROM for the international version of the RAZR showed up earlier today with full Blur intact and, surprisingly enough, it doesn't look too bad. It retains more of a stock look than previous version of Blur, with seemingly few modifications made to the homescreens and app drawer. The icons have been blur-ified (yuck) and the lockscreen has undergone a makeover, which actually seems like it might be an improvement over the current ICS lockscreen; it displays four apps to open (instead of just "unlock" and "camera"), along with a silencer at the top - a feature that I've missed on my Galaxy Nexus.

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This is still an early ICS build, but If you want to give this a go on your RAZR you can find the download at the source of leak, the Eternity Project forums.

This is for the GSM RAZR, not Verizon's Droid RAZR.

With that little caveat out of the way - head here to get crackin'!

[Droid-Life]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • bricKed

    Unlike Samsungs approach this still has a bit of the ICS look and feel but I'm sure they'll screw it completely in the future.

    • http://Twitter.com/DarknesSx_LDS DarknesSx

      I don't think so! after all Motorola is now Google!

      • ocdtrekkie

        Not yet. ;) They are still getting approvals and such.

      • Steven Schoen

        Doesn't matter at all.
        Disney owns the company that made The Sopranos. Do you see Tony Soprano singing "It's a Small World" very often?

      • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

        Have you hear a word from Google exec saying they will force Motorola into producing stock Android handset? No. Instead, everytime they were asked, they repeated the same "Motorola will be operated as outsider" answer. Some people think they were just trying to calm down the fear of other OEM, but I think they meant it. This is the kind of stupid mistake Google would make when it comes to consumer products.

        Mark my words, unless we -- the Android community -- give pressure to Google, Motorola will continue to make skinned Android phone, even after the merger is completed.

  • Aaron

    Yeah. I hope this crap goes away once Google is in charge.

  • ocdtrekkie

    Happy my Droid Bionic's Blur won't suck as bad on ICS. :)

  • Zagor

    Muhhahhahh. Still waiting 4offical full working rom. ;) i give a like to it. I use blur.. and ist pretty good. :)

  • durps

    does the gsm version work on u.s tmobile?

    • http://www.facebook.com/abetsi Albert Rabuyo

      It'll work on 2G. the 3G bands don't match up.

  • J-Dog

    2 questions...

    1.) Now that Moto has a working Blur flavored Ice Cream Sandwich, is there a speculative ETA on how long it'll take for them to apply the update to other phones (like the DX)? Or is there too much difference phone-to-phone for them to be able to easily take this ROM, tweak a few files & get it working on another phone?

    2.) Any word on root-ability? Or is it probably too early to say? I know they did a pretty good job at making the GB update root un-friendly... Hopefully Google wields a little influence over Moto & encourages them to leave it open enough for a simple one-click like z4root.

    • Ian Stephenson

      This isn't even complete. It's nothing more than a build that boots. Wait for Moto to come with newer builds. On top of that, the DX is very different from the Droid RAZR. Updates aren't that simple across devices.