Motorola Xoom: MotoBlur not included
Xoom will be a pure Android effort according to Motorola spokesman.
Chatter about the Motorola Xoom tablet getting the much-derided MotoBlur custom UI has been rife since the slate’s debut back at CES. But now Motorola has moved to crush the rumours.
In a statement, the mobile maker said, “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.”
The clarification comes after one loose-lipped exec claimed that the custom UI would form part of a future software update for the much-hyped device. MotoBlur has never been the most revered of Android skins, falling some way short of the excellent HTC Sense.