1. maverick96's Avatar
    I'm sure many of you have already seen what the newest version of Motorola's "Application software" or "BLUR" looks like. Both the Droid 3 and the upcoming Droid Bionic are running it. Does anyone know if the Photon will be upgraded to this latest version? I'm actually kind of surprised it didn't come with it at launch.
    08-30-2011 09:04 AM
  2. kmcochran's Avatar
    No, haven't seen it. Do you have a link handy?
    08-30-2011 11:55 AM
  3. djmiked's Avatar
    According to Motorola, we don't have "Blur". On their forums, they said if you had Blur you would need to sign in. They also posted that since we don't have "Blur" then we won't be getting the same OS as the droid series.
    08-30-2011 12:43 PM
  4. Bushido Brown's Avatar
    According to Motorola, we don't have "Blur". On their forums, they said if you had Blur you would need to sign in. They also posted that since we don't have "Blur" then we won't be getting the same OS as the droid series.
    I saw that. Bunch of corporate nonsense. His answer implied that the technology Verizon employs has anything to do with what launcher or lockscreen a phone uses.
    08-30-2011 01:05 PM
  5. Mike77's Avatar
    I don't think either of them are blur. Isn't Droid 3 advertised as having the "Motorola Application Platform" (just rolls off the toungue) same as the Photon (at a diff version)?
    08-30-2011 01:34 PM
  6. maverick96's Avatar
    It is a LOT MORE than just a lock screen difference. It has a completely new and updated look and feel all the way through, including new and updated Motorola widgets--
    08-30-2011 07:33 PM
  7. MacBook's Avatar
    From what I understand the Photon isn't using Blur.
    08-30-2011 08:46 PM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    Aside from the lock screen and moving icons around (plus symbol), all of that seems like they are on the Photon, right now. Maybe the widgets, but I don't use them from Moto anyways.
    08-30-2011 09:46 PM
  9. Cyrilmak's Avatar
    Neither does the Verizon Droid series. Just uses custom blur widgets.
    08-30-2011 09:57 PM
  10. rackotech's Avatar
    I Don't care about getting the new "blur" I care about getting ice cream sandwich.. I don't think is going to happen until a year from now... Sprint surprise me!.... please...
    Choco-Latte2000 likes this.
    08-30-2011 10:14 PM
  11. maverick96's Avatar
    From what I understand the Photon isn't using Blur.
    And the Droid 3 as well as the upcoming Droid Bionic are not using "Blur" either. It's now called "Motorola application software". Question still remains--- Will the Photon get this latest version of whatever the hell they are calling it????
    08-30-2011 10:14 PM
  12. Bushido Brown's Avatar
    It is a LOT MORE than just a lock screen difference. It has a completely new and updated look and feel all the way through, including new and updated Motorola widgets--
    There was nothing in that video that I saw that was not on the Photon save the lockscreen and launcher.Even the dock functions the same.
    08-30-2011 10:24 PM
  13. Jo_795's Avatar
    I Don't care about getting the new "blur" I care about getting ice cream sandwich.. I don't think is going to happen until a year from now... Sprint surprise me!.... please...
    We shall get Ice Cream
    08-30-2011 10:53 PM
  14. coolqf's Avatar
    There was nothing in that video that I saw that was not on the Photon save the lockscreen and launcher.Even the dock functions the same.
    Same. Visually, some things looked a little different, but in terms of features it looks exactly the same.
    08-30-2011 11:08 PM
  15. mjforte's Avatar
    It is essentially the same. The Photon does not have the 3D like transition effect when swiping through homescreens, the new lockscreen, or the horizontal app drawer, but it functions very similarly.
    08-30-2011 11:31 PM
  16. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    It is essentially the same. The Photon does not have the 3D like transition effect when swiping through homescreens, the new lockscreen, or the horizontal app drawer, but it functions very similarly.
    I personally hate horizontal app drawers, too much like the iPhone. Give my my vertical scroller any day!

    Some of the features of this updated MotoUI look pretty nice, but I won't lose any sleep if the Photon doesn't get it. I hide most of this behind a replacement launcher anyway.
    08-31-2011 09:16 AM
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