The vocal minority that complains about Blur longs for the day that they can buy a Blur-less handset from Motorola. That vast majority of consumers don't care, or don't even know what Blur is. Blur brings additional features not available in the AOSP. Now if the bugs can be worked out and it actually becomes stable, Blur might not be a bad differentiating customization. After all, in the end isn't it about having options and choice?
I doubt Google is going to add a layer of customization on top of their own interface. If they like MotoBlur, they'll make it part of Android, and if they don't, I imagine they'd drop it. Otherwise the message they'd be sending is, "We don't like the basic Android interface, either."
Ugh, ToughWiz. The only manufacturer-provider launcher skins that I've loked when I've seen them so far are what Huawei did with the original Ascend (crappy phone otherwise) and what LG has done with most of its Optimus One models. They don't change much, the device still runs as fast as it would have with the AOSP launcher, and everyone's happy. Blur...not so much.
I agree. My DX is Blur-less, and I'm happy for it. My wife's DX is stock. She doesn't know any different. My point is that a large population doesn't know any different and are satisfied with the products that they've purchased and the added functionality of the UIs that they've chosen.
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