Sense; Motoblur; Touchwiz; which is best?
I wasn't overly impressed with touchwiz after playing with a captivate for a bit. never had a chance to check out motoblur. i'm happy with sense on my evo..is there a general consensus on which is the best, most useful? Just wondering b/c i'm bored....
- 09-10-2010, 03:56 PM #2
Sense is my personal favorite. Some people prefer vanilla (stock) android with launcher pro or adw. But out of all of the OEM launcher general consensus seems to be that Sense is the best overall. Touchwiz has some cool features (like the power control widgets in the notification shade) but not much else. I couldn't find anything that I liked about motoblur.
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Although SenseUI has the nicest and most practical widgets I do have a few gripes about it:
1. How about a Gmail widget? I dont want to add my Gmail account as a MS exchange e-mail account just to be able to see e-mails on my home page.
2. The news widget needs improvement. If you add the widget it asks you to pick a specific feed or include all feeds. What if I want all my news feeds in 1 widget (CNN,BBC,etc) and all my techie stuff in another widget? (Ars Technica, Engadget, Android Central).
3. Choice of the function for the 3 button dock:
phone- ya ok I can see this being used alot
app drawer- ok this is relevant as well.
the + button???? sigh, I'd rather longpress the home screen than waste an entire button dedicated to that. how often do people even use that thing if you know longpress does the same? Sheesh, I would have mapped that button to something more practical like pulling down the notification screen.
- 09-10-2010, 09:01 PM #8
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TouchWiz = Visual herpes. It's absolutely terrible.. Blur isn't too far behind either. I think a blend of AOSP and Sense would be perfect. AOSP is way too bland for me but straight up Sense is just too much. A little of both would be just right.. Hence the reason I went custom rom...
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- 09-10-2010, 10:48 PM #16
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Never used Motoblur or touchwiz outside of the phones in the store....
- 09-11-2010, 05:11 AM #17
If I was picking just a straight up stock phone. Sense would be my choice by a long shot. Touchwiz sucks and looks like a quickly designed launcher to me, not to mention tries to hard to be the iPhone interface. Motoblur is just plain ugly and slow. Now if we are talking all launchers.. LauncherPro at 100 scrolling speed, and transitions at 8. Nothing can touch the speed...
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I'll probably switch back and forth between LauncherPro and Sense until I decide which I like better.
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- 09-11-2010, 07:58 PM #22
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Sense is the most visually appealing. Blur causes the least headaches for developers. I don't have enough experience with Touch Wiz to make a fair assessment.
(what am I talking about? well, goto the market, notice how the release notes for an overwhelming number of applications say something to the effect of "updated to fix bug caused from Sense UI related phones" some devs even go as far as pleading that you stay away from them all together)
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