Blur vs Blurless Question

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  1. c_m_chance

    c_m_chance Member

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    Alright, so I understand the difference between Blur and Blurless and know that Blur is in reference to the usage of the MotoBlur UI. I also understand that running a Blurless ROM is much snappier than something with Blur (I like that feature).

    But, what I'm concerned with is what EXACTLY am I losing going Blurless? I don't need a full itemized list, but just a few examples would be good enough for me to get the idea. From what I've read, it seems like MotoBlur is mostly a social applications feature (i.e. facebook, twitter, etc. etc.) Is that all it affects or is there more than that? And how exactly does it affect those social program? Do they not work at all? Just taking away push-notifications? What exactly?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    It's many of the stock apps. Messaging, camera, dialer, gallery, etc. Blurless roms remove those and put the aosp apps in their place. Personally, I can't stand aosp roms on the x.
     
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    Sorry for my ignorance, but being slightly new to the custom ROM world, what exactly does aosp stand for?

    And so does Blurless basically mean they they are removing the stock apps and replacing them with their own?
     
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    Android open source project. Aosp roms remove as much of the motorola code as possible and replace it with aosp counterparts.
     
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    Ah! I see. So, basically, they attempt to replace the Blur files with their own. (But I'm guessing they don't always work as well.)
     
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    No, they replace them with files from the android open source repository. So they're google's files. Basically it's an attempt at a nexus-like rom. As many original android files as possible.
     
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    Believe me, battery life and performance increase dramatically when you go blurless. Its like a whole 'nother phone.

    DroidForums app on my Angelic D2G
     
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    Nonsense. I get 20+ hours to a charge on stock.
     
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    Battery life is subjective to each person. Something you can't judge from person to person.

    Let's just say I was getting around 8 hours battery on blur and now get 12 hours with the same usage. That's a 50% improvement. That's dramatic for me.

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    I agree with that for. 340 but since trying gb with all the blur I get pretty good battery life.
     
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    The best way to answer this question is to try a blurless ROM or two, and see if you're missing something. Not everyone uses blur features, and there is a chance you might not even miss them. Some ROM's even have blurless and blurry versions. Just to make things difficult, some ROM's have "some" blur, while others have none. Give a few ROMS a try, you'll learn a lot about your phone and Android in the process.
     
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    Well said. I think I will try a couple and see the differences.

    Thanks everyone for your input.
     
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