Motoblur Motorola

It's the end of an era. After there was no mention of Motorola's MOTOBLUR skin to be found in the announcement of the Photon 4G yesterday, a spokesperson for the company has confirmed that Moto will no longer be using the name going forward thanks, at least in part, to feedback from the public. That doesn't mean that Moto's custom UIs won't be disappearing completely, though, as some of the social aspects of the skin will continue to be used in the future along with more business-friendly features.

This news doesn't come as a complete shock considering Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha's previous comments on BLUR, but it's still an interesting move. Like I said before, the BLUR skin is still present on a few devices, like the new Motorola XPRT on Sprint, but Moto's also been using a more refined version of its skin on high-end devices like the Photon 4G and DROID Bionic. What do you all think of Motorola's newer custom UI? Do you like it better than the skin formerly known as BLUR on devices like the XPRT and DEFY?

Via TmoNews, Engadget

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KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime I hate htc sense more that crap right there is the worst
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime No I like touch wiz and nothing else that's why I stick with the winning team SAMSUNG!!!
Brain Roopull
Brain Roopull I don't get what the hate is all about. Is your phone a fashion piece or a tool? That being said, I'm not a huge fan of any skin (including Sense.) This new skin is an improvement, though... not bad looking. They can be disabled, afterall.
Regina Sharkey
Regina Sharkey I never used motoblur
Bigapple Jax
Bigapple Jax ugly.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline iPhone doesn't emulate htc sense.
Fernando Arias
Fernando Arias No!!!!!!!
Ahmed Jamal Ibraihimi
Ahmed Jamal Ibraihimi Some body rightly said " what's there in name"......... So moto u remove 'blur' and name it 'awesome' or 'champion' or whatever but Ur custom UI will always suck......... So hire some good graphics designers and UI developers and some software engineers who can make UI which will not lag especially not on Dual core devices.......... :-)
John Sanchez
John Sanchez Smh... wow I just can't stand overlays ... there's no use for them and they just cause problems...
Richard Allen Yarrell
Richard Allen Yarrell No question which skin is better. My Evo 3d will be rocking in the coming days
Mike Chiou
Mike Chiou Hell no, motoblur is the worst of all.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Nope
David Harness
David Harness Yes. It has great features and looks pretty good. I wish the dock didn't the white behind it or you could change the color of that but that's all I don't like.
KJ Allen
KJ Allen No. Still looks like a toy.
Samuel Toles
Samuel Toles UGH! I hate those phones THEY SUCK!! >:D
Brennan King
Brennan King I just got my first Android phone and I am so happy it is almost plain vanilla with no skins imposed on me.
Armando Sanchez
Armando Sanchez Motoblur sucked massive balls
Jason Howell
Jason Howell I really wish they would get rid of that ugly Green and Blue buttons on the bottom and use a interface similar to the Droid X for most of their phones.
Grant Young
Grant Young Use launcher pro myself but if comes to the defy I'll give a try
Henry Honoret
Henry Honoret @Brian because then those companies wouldn't have anything to make them unique. it's the "skins" like HTC's sense or Samsung's TouchWiz that really make the phone special. Each interface brings something different to the table that makes this competitive industry possible
Md S Islam
Md S Islam Nope next topic!lol
Bruno Kabahizi
Bruno Kabahizi Not as much as I hate HTC Sense. Every Android phone should come with just that, stock Android.
Antoine Bear Brown
Antoine Bear Brown I don't like skins on android of any sort. Google needs to beautiful Android itself. I hope to see this in Android 4.0 "Ice cream sandwich".
Jesus White
Jesus White If motoblur was a cat I would shoot it in the face. And I love cats
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama I have to play with it in person... Getting a taste of Sense UI 3.0 on my EVO4G makes other UI's look like a joke
Brian Condon
Brian Condon Why can't these companies just leave the software to google instead of slowing it down with their proprietary crap
Gerson Vasquez
Gerson Vasquez Its better just to go with vanilla android
Jon Don Podolski
Jon Don Podolski No, does not want
Brandon Cilli
Ronald Ramsay II
Ronald Ramsay II Is that a trick question? lol (Nope) Sense UI or "Plain Jane" Vanilla FTW
TB Ogungbadero
TB Ogungbadero The new Photon's skin looks really nice but makes the phone lag. So no.
Andri Eko
Andri Eko No, i like galaxy or xperia
Rickyo ODaniell
Rickyo ODaniell Android + WinMo = New skin
Sunny Patel
Sunny Patel Nope...
Vic Espinoza
Vic Espinoza The problem its not the name. Its the UI associated with the name. Fix that Motorola......
Prabhath Jay
Prabhath Jay mm.. sorta
Naeem Hussain
Naeem Hussain no i hate Motorola skins and motoblur !
Joseph Shaia
Joseph Shaia Yea

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