Android OS skins were popular in the early days of the OS, but now that the platform has matured many users feel that skins are more of a hindrance. While it doesn't seem like Motorola will completely be abandoning Android skins, co-CEO Sanjay Jha has said that the company will be focusing less on MOTOBLUR and more on "the value proposition of products." Jha continued by explaining that, while BLUR will be fading from the limelight, the skin "continues to be important" and that "you will see increased functionality in MOTOBLUR." No matter what you think of it, it sounds like the new version of MOTOBLUR, sometimes referred to by users as "NinjaBLUR," won't be disappearing any time soon.
While I never really had anything against MOTOBLUR, I'm definitely glad to see that Moto is focusing more on its products. The company is known for their well put-together devices, and this should help them even more. The reception for the new version of BLUR, seen on the DROID X, seems to be better than it was for the original version of BLUR, which bodes well for Moto. There have been rumors that Google's next version of Android, Gingerbread, will eliminate the need for skins, but until then, I'm excited to see what Motorola has in store.
Via Android and Me