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MotoBlur vs HTC Sense

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CXXV, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. CXXV

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    Just picked up a MOTO D2 after a year with the ERIS (rooted). For my money the Sense overlay is way better than the Blur.

    Sense allowed me to make shortcuts to anything that could be changed in the settings. Blur on the other hand is very limited in this.

    Case in point is the Data Toggle. ERIS had FROYO running on it and toggled data fine. For some reason BLURF on the D2 won't allow this.

    I really like the phone and it's speed, but BLUR is awful....
     

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    Blur is pretty awful but then again you don't exactly have to use it. You can root and flash a vanilla ROM.
     
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    if you buy beautiful widgets, they include all those toggles.

    That one widget isn't a measurement of how well coded the overlay is (though Sense is definitely better) if that one specific toggle is all you need to enjoy your phone I'd recommend looking for a replacement. A lot of the Sense widgets have been duplicated in the market.
     
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    That was just one instance. The point was that with Sense you can have a widget for any option from settings.
     
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    you made worst choice of your hole life getting droid 2 if it is global if it normal droid 2 ur lucky i had a droid 2 i loved it had a few roms but not many but still enough now i have d2g and thinking about just getting iphone because of how much it sucks moto screwed up bad and is gonna kill android htc is amazing and htc sense is pretty cool my gf has the incredible and beats my phone by a million though but verizon is butt buddies with moto it seems
     
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    I have a D2G and love it. The only negative is battery life, but that is tolerable for my use and situation (can plug it in at work, overnight, etc.). Your comments have no details and are therefore not very useful. You also seem to be in an area with a severe shortage of periods.
     
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    Motorola obviously isn't "butt buddies" with Verizon seeing as AT&T is getting the Atrix 4G.

    Punctuation is your friend.
     
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    Blur is the evil brain child of the HMOs and prescription drug lobby. They want to find a way raise your blood pressure and increase the chances of one having a psychotic event.

    Blue does this. And more.
     
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    And quit calling my life a hole. :D
     
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    Blur, Sense, Touchwiz, etc all blow. They should be an option not the default.
     
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    Blur components are easy enough to replace if you don't like them.
     
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    launcher pro, beautiful widgets, launcher x, launcher pro icons, and zedge makes for a really nice setup and very customizable. but blur does kinda suck, i don't really like sense either, it looks just like touchflo on the older winmo phones, if i wanted a winmo looking phone i would buy one, i wanted an android phone. i had an omnia flashed with a touchflo rom and it doesn't seem that htc used very much imagination when coming up with sense for android. granted it is more customizable over touchflo
     
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    Could someone explain the difference between Motoblur and Sense? I had an Eris rooted with KaosFroyo which I loved. I finally upgraded to the Droid Global, and so far I really like it as well. I have read forum entries complaining about Blur vs Sense but to me whatever I have on the phone seems to work fine for me. What are the differences? I'm really not dumb, I just don't understand these differences. Thanks for you help.
     
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    my little brother (who is 9 has a droid eris) and i hate that stupid phone it lags real bad when opening up the simplest applications and and ontop of that it has sense built ontop of it, i for 1 prefer blur its kinda a nice touch and i get where motorola wants to go with it but i also just got my droid 2 global today it may take a couple days for me to hate it but atm i love it
     
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    Why in the world does a 9 year old need a smart phone?
     
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    I'll have to second that thought.
     
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    Sense is better than Blur from everything I've read and heard about. You can always put a custom ROM on there if you are adventurous. Sense has some cool widgets but as others have mentioned they have been duplicated and aren't anything really mind-blowing.

    This 9 year old must be pretty smart - Maybe he's very mature for his age :)
     
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    Well someone has to teach mom and dad how to use one no? lol
     
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    hello everyone. my first post on this forum. im a nokia lover, my last three cellphones were nokia, but want to start on the world of android. i have been reading reviews and videos about the atrix and the htc inspire, that what i can afford right now. the thing is that i love the specs on the atrix, the front cam, the dual processor, the fingerprint sensor, but i read a lot of complaints about the moto blur. this is what i mostly do on a phone:

    - sms
    - messaging (msn, skype)
    - long calls
    - pictures
    - videogames
    - web navigating
    - youtube
    - office documents
    - multimedia (music, videos, movies)

    im not that huge fan of social networks, i barely check facebook sometimes when im bored at work or when im stuck on traffic. which are your recommendations for me?

    P.S. i dont live in the US, im from central america. that means i would use an unlocked phone if that could make a difference.
     
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    Either of those phones will do it for you, but you're going to want to check that 1) the phone you choose has the right radios and 2) it can be unlocked. Where are you looking to purchase these phones?
     
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    i did checked the radios and they are both posible to unlock. i plan to buy them on ebay, some people even sell them unlocked. my issue is that i like the specs of the atrix but i
     
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    i gotta say. . the NEW blur for GingerBread is fanTAStic! I like sense a lot too. I missed it when I traded in my Dinc for an X. I have the new gb on my X, now (rooted) and it's simply amazing. Very sleek. So much so, that I see no need for a custom rom anymore.
     
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    I can't wait until phone companies get to where Androids can run on the same OS! I mean, you got people still stuck to the Eris, Droid etc that will not run the OS unless rooted, and not everyone wants to root. Im happy w my D2 as is, but wondering if it will receive any more updates or to Gingerbread whenever the OTA update comes?
     

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