No Blur on Motorola XOOM confirmed

No Blur on Motorola XOOM confirmed
A Motorola spokesman has confirmed to IntoMobile that the upcoming Motorola XOOM will be launched without MotoBlur. While many prospective buyers of the tablet were a little concerned about reports that the manufacturer was going to include the Blur UI as an update for the tablet in the future, the spokesman for the Schaumburg based company rejected that notion.

The Motorola spokesman said that with the XOOM being the first Android 3.0 device, the company worked very closely with Google to develop the tablet, which is a Google Experience device. With this in mind, Motorola decided not to include MotoBlur on the XOOM. If this all sounds familiar, it is. These were the same exact reasons Motorola gave for not "blurring" the original DROID smart phone which was the first to market with Android 2.0.

The good news is that now XOOM users will be able to experience Honeycomb just the way nature Google intended. And it won't be too long until the tablet is in the hands of those patiently waiting for its release; as we reported, Best Buy is planning to launch the Motorola XOOM on February 17th for a non-contract price of $699.99.

source: IntoMobile

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7 Comments

1. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

No Blur = win for Motorola

6. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

No Blur = Win For Everyone

2. really unregistered

OMG!! 699$ motorola Epic fail

3. Socalvenom unregistered

I second that notion I mean for that price you might as well get a very nice laptop.

5. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I don't know about a VERY nice laptop, because I'm just a hardware junkie. $699 will not buy ME a very nice laptop. It's also a non-contract price...

4. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I doubt it, the CEO of Motorola said more than once that there was going to no Blur on the Droid X. But, the X came with Blur. Still people on other sites still quote him and think the X is Blurless. I so hope the XOOM is Blurless. Motorola makes great hardware but their software (Blur) sucks big time.

7. vzaw unregistered

I got to play with this beautiful creation yesterday from out stores Motorola rep and let me tell you, it is the next best thing. The only thing that makes me doubtful of world domination is the fact that these tablets that keep coming out are "carrier specific". For what reason? Branding Verizons name on it does not make it a better product however it makes those whom are technologically incompetent think it has to be on the network, etc. I vote for better advertising on something of this nature because we have 2 galaxy tablets sitting in the drawer and not one person has even asked about them since we received. Probably because of the price tag... just sayin.

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