Tag Archives: MotoBlur

Can Intel make a decent mobile processor?

If you own a modern smartphone, chances are it runs on an ARM based processor from manufacturers like Qualcomm or Texas Instruments. These processors are low power compared to those inside a computer, and offer less performance. Mobile operating system don’t require all that much power, and the low power usage makes ARM processors ideal for mobile phones…. Read more

MotoBlur Connected Music Player now available

A new MotoBlur music player has been leaked over at xda-developers, and while it’s not entirely clear which new device the software came from, it is clear that the Connected Music Player (version 1.0.179) is most definitely connected. Lyrics are drawn in via TuneWiki (when available), YouTube can be searched for music videos by artist and track title,… Read more

Motorola Europe product director says Blur coming to Xoom

Frightening image via Gizmodo Yikes, here’s an awkward moment in daily tech news. CNET is reporting that Motorola’s director of Android product management in Europe, Jonathan Nattrass, stated that Motorola’s socially obsessed UI, Blur, will come to the Xoom tablet in an update. Wait…an update? So, if this story is correct, consumers will take home… Read more

DROID X2, DROID 3, and DROID Incredible 2 under development

Droid-Life is reporting today that the DROID line of phones–including DROID, DROID 2, and the DROID Incredible–will receive a refresh this year and that the gadgets are already showing up in internal documents that detail Big Red’s plans for 2011. Seeing that Kellen has always been spot-on with any information that might be in the hands of a Verizon… Read more

Motorola Cliq 2 is now available at $99 from T-Mobile

MotoBlur fans, rejoice! Motorola’s follow up to the original T-Mobile chunky QWERTY Android slider (no, not the G1) is now available at T-Mobile.com. Retailing at $399, the Cliq 2 can be had with a web discount of $200 and a mail-in rebate of $100 for a final cost of $99…if, that is, you’re ready to activate a new Even More plan with two year… Read more

Motoblur 3.0 leaked for DROID 2

Moto’s Droid 2 Global and Droid Pro already have the OEM’s latest version of their custom Android UI, MotoBlur, but original Droid 2 owners are still hanging in the breeze waiting for an official release. Thankfully, a flashable zip has been posted over at the mydroidworld forums that will bring the updated, 2.2-based Blur over to the Droid 2. As… Read more

Motorola looking for Cliq 2.1 beta testers

Earlier today, we received word that Motorola is looking for first come first serve (along with some other pre-reqs) beta testers for 2.1 on the Cliq. Sure enough, like clockwork the Motorola Owners’ Forums has posted a message containing the following: “Motorola and T-Mobile are happy to announce a trial release of the 2.1 (Éclair) software upgrade… Read more

T-Mobile to host the rugged Motorola DEFY

Well, of course, the Oprah Winfrey show is the perfect venue for announcing a new mobile device. Why not? (Please refrain from jokes about MOTOBLUR bloatware and Oprah — I did.) That’s exactly what Motorola did with the DEFY, an Android phone slated to launch on T-Mobile soon. The device’s focus is squarely on being sturdy and resistent, whether it… Read more

DROID 2 [Verizon] preview and initial thoughts

As the rumored DROID 2 launch date drew closer, I knew I’d eventually get the standard issue DM of “come get a phone”. Like clockwork, I received said DM yesterday morning. I said it on twitter, and I’ll say it again; If the DROID X and the original DROID made a baby, it’s name would be DROID 2.  This is the first Android phone to be a true… Read more