By Brandon Miniman | June 10, 2011 7:39 AM
Since Android is a free operating system, it’s up to the OEMs to enhance the UI and make one device different from another. HTC has Sense, Samsung has TouchWiz, LG has S-Class, and Motorola has MotoBlur. Motorola’s interface in particular has frustrated customers, and it all started back with a poor first impression: MotoBlur was first seen on low-spec’ed Android phones like the Cliq, Backflip, and Charm. Not only did MotoBlur make you log in with an account before using your phone (who wants to do that), but these devices weren’t fast, and the widgets of MotoBlur weren’t particularly attractive compared to what HTC was doing with Sense, and so on.
Consumers (and reviewers) will be happy to know that the MotoBlur naming will soon be phased out, says the CEO of Motorola. We’ll still see elements of MotoBlur in upcoming Motorola phones, like the Photon 4G, but those ugly widgets will soon be history.