Motoblur Impressions

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by Maverick0984, Jul 13, 2011.

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    So, when I got the D3, I immediately installed Go Launcher and restored my settings from my OG Droid and took off. A few days passed, and I decided to at least give Motoblur a shot.

    Having used Motoblur for a few days, I can say that I actually kind of like it. The launcher has some nice intuitive features and UI enhancements not found in any home replacement. Things are just alot more polished because an actual corporate dev team with standards has made it. Maybe it took several revisions to get to one that didn't suck, but I didn't have to deal with any of those revisions so I have no ill-will towards it. I'll be sticking with Motoblur for the foreseeable future. What are everyone's thoughts?

    That being said Motoblur is not the same as the bloat apps that came preinstalled. That's a whole different animal and I want them off yesterday. :icon_evil:
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    I have no issue with it other than I'd like the launcher bar to have at least 5 icons. I could always install ADW Launcher, but I'm just giving stock a good chance.

    Other than that, I wish the option to keep the screen on when plugged in existed. When using HDMI-out, the screen will shut off and kill the HDMI-out. I know the dock would solve that, but I don't neccessarily want to have it sitting in the dock when using it connected to the TV.
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    I like the favorites widget. I tried the analog clock widget and pressing on it does nothing. Shouldn't it open your alarms ??
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    Is it much different on D3 then it is on DX2? I know that it changed quite a bit from DX to DX2.

    I didn't think it sucked but didn't really see much features that ADW doesn't offer so I loaded that. I may try Go launcher just for grins.
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    I like it, although it is far from optimised. It also tends to need to redraw when using intensive apps like the camera for a while.

    I like the option to create custom groups in the app draw, probably one of my favourite little features.
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    i like it, it's smooth... it does need some work when it comes to some app like stated above, but generally i like it. I won't be putting ADW or LP on this yet if ever just b/c i like it so much...everything i heard about the old blur i don't see in this one...and i'm a hardcore stock guy having had a G1 and a D1 ... i don't mind this at all.
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    I gave the stock launcher a go.........it lasted one day for me and I switched to Launcher Pro. A few reason...I prefer the ability to have my own app/icons in the dock, I prefer the 3d app drawer vs. the left-right one, I like the people and calendar widget of Launcher Pro as well.

    Stock was nice.....but for me it made it one day and I had to go with something more customizable (and comfortable) to me.
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    Put a magnet behind it. That's how it goes into dock mode. Atleast on the d1 d2 d2g dx it does. Some cheap manhattan holsters put your phone in dock mode and kill the battery without you realizing it.

    Sent from your moms yambag using my heXen d2g