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Motorola dropping BLUR to accelerate Android update process

April 1, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka


Motorola dropping BLUR to accelerate Android update process

As most of you figured out, we were just having some April 1st fun. This isn’t a real post.

Motorola is taking a bold move to speed up its update times – it’s ditching MOTOBLUR in favor of HTC Sense. Motorola has entered into a limited licensing deal with HTC that enables them to use the code of Sense, which is easier to update, but will have to use its own graphics.

According to people closely-involved, Motorola made the deal to “make it easier to focus on new innovations for the non-Android version of Blur that CEO Sanjay Jha has wanted to work on since the Droid put Motorola in better financial shape.”

MOTOBLUR won’t be completely dead, however. AT&T will continue carrying MOTOBLUR products because when executives from Apple learned about the deal, Steve Jobs personally called AT&T CEO Ralph De La Vega to make sure AT&T would only allow “those same crappy Android phones that don’t pose a threat to [iPhone sales].”

People close to the matter said as shocking as this development may be, it was only a matter of time until we arrived at this day on our calendar.


Thanks for the tip, ArlosPiflo