Motorola blames third-party apps for slow performance of phones, finds salvation in Motoblur

Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, found the one and only reason for the slow performance of some Moto handsets… in poorly coded third-party applications which are not filtered…
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39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the difference is that the motoblur is more than a skin like Sense and Touchwiz are. It actually connects to moto at all times and does quite a bit more. The biggest problems with blur are the hardware limitations. It needs a bit of horsepower to run properly. I'd say 1ghz (non-snapdragon that is..) is the bare minimum to run blur on.... Id really say without a dual core or an overclocked single core its not going to be as buttery smooth as people want. That is why the other phones like the devour and such have sucked. They dont have the horsepower to run android properly, much less blur on top of it.

24. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

stock android is the best :)

25. GBJones unregistered

Moto are losing market share because of their disastrous hardware fails (Atrix voice quality & Defy earpiece the latest) and then their even more disastrous attempts at trying to cover up the problems. Motoblur is functionally very poor, and that's why most users it seems dump it for a 3rd party launcher like ADW or Go. Mr Jha, the way to differentiate yourself in the market is through innovative hardware not a laggy UI no one wants.

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And what about Motorola's hardware hasn't been innovative lately?

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually, if they allowed unlocked bootloaders and super amoled+ screens, id have no problem with picking one up. sorry, but after super amoled, im not going back to regular LCD :)


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol I remember seeing someone with a Devour and the screen would switch between homescreens and open apps by itself. We joked and said the phone was possessed. I really did like the build of the phone and the keyboard was a lot better than the Droid but the screen was too small and the screen resolution horrible. They should have kept stock android. Until 2.3 on my X, I have been saying that about every android phone motorola has made.

33. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*Does a happy dance because new Blur is a hit among customers, if not the fuddy duddy reviewers*

32. MorePhonesThanNeeded unregistered

Jha is correct as not every app is fine tuned to run perfectly on their phones, well the ones that attempt to do what the phone already has built into in software wise. I have a Droid X and it runs just fine and without hiccups and I find the blur on it to be very useful, the built in widgets work impressively well. I just think sometimes people like to complain about things just to complain, my brother had the original Droid and upgraded to the X and he loves his X. Not everyone likes the stock android, which leaves you to fish through which apps works best for your phone. The basic software on the X is fine and does all you need, while it could do more the stock stuff isn't bad at all.
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