Droid X does not have motoblur or ninjablur

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  1. RacecarBMW

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    The Droid X does not have Motoblur | Android Central

    Thats the source and apparently its not running ninjablur or motoblur

    also at the link is a video of the ability to resize widgets

    So what type of UI is it running if anyone knows please tell me im dying to know

    If only it was stock android i would buy it instantly
     
  2. wuyanks

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    so this is essentially just a home replacement, instead of adw or launcher pro. which means to me, that it shouldn't be intertwined in the framework. which further means that we will probably be able to port this to other devices.

    it all depends whether or not this "UI overlay" will have dependencies within the framework.
     
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    Hmm could you explain a bit further for me I don't understand it that much so what makes this different than motoblur or sense ui isn't it just something else like that.

    Can it be removed and then we will have stock android will this allow other android updates to be available quickly?
     
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    HTC, when developing SenseUI, in order to prevent others from stealing their widgets and other unique aspects of senseUI, re-wrote Android's framework entirely. as a result, almost nothing (aside from the keyboard) has ever been ported successfully to vanilla android.


    same was the case for most other Android overlays, like Motoblur 1.6/2.1.

    so acc. to that video, this version of blur, or whatever you want to call it, will not alter the Droid's framework, and at the same time give you access to a slightly modified homescreen (resizeable widgets and modified launcher dock, for example). we'll see. i'm not convinced

    edit: and this is also why it takes longer for HTC to release updates to their handsets. they can't use Android's Open Source code as is. they need to re-write that code so SenseUI works for their devices.
     
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    ok thanks that cleared it up
     
  6. Martin030908

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    not convinced either but would be great news.
     
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    I just saw this posted at another forum:

    http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/06/2...or-custom-uis/

    So I should be able to put Launcher Pro on there and it wouldnt be a problem, right? The folks that did the system dump if the X, I wonder does it look any different than a system dump of a phone running Sense UI?
     
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    Well, you know, it won' realy be settled until we have the thing in our hands (devs), and pick it apart.

    We have the system dump already, has anyone trolled thru it?
     
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    wow this just made my day
     
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    i was excited about this at first, but the fact is that whether they call it motoblur, or anything else, it is still a custom vendor-specific overlay. And that means waiting longer for updates.

    Good thing we have a healthy dev community that will give Droid X owners plenty of choice. Eventually.
     
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