April 18, 2014

Motorola Confirms No Blur for XOOM

Motoblur: you either love or you hate it. But it seems like more hate it, so let’s just say many will be rejoicing  that there will be no Motoblur on the XOOM.

With the XOOM expected to be the launch device for the long-awaited Honeycomb, it makes sense that it’d have a pure Google experience.  A Motorola spokesman confirmed this to Intomobile, saying that they have “no plans to customize the software with MotoBlur.”

The Motorola spokesman’s complete statement:  

“To clarify, Motorola XOOM is a Google Experience Device and the first tablet to incorporate Android 3.0 Honeycomb. As such, Motorola Mobility has worked closely with Google to develop and optimize the Honeycomb OS on XOOM, and has no plans to customize the software with MotoBlur.”

For those who do like the MotoBlur experience, it’s possible that Motorola will produce other tablets that do include their custom UI. But we imagine that most readers will be glad to hear that the XOOM will be a pure Android experience.

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