New MOTOBlur coming!

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"MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s UI overlay and social services suite for Android devices, will soon evolve thanks to the addition of enhanced location, messaging, music and gallery features. Updates will include Connected Music, a proprietary social network focused on music; Connected gallery, a feature that will pull friends’ Facebook, Picasa and Flickr galleries into a live stream; and the addition of Aloqa’s location-triggered push platform, which will allow third-party developers to utilize on-device notifications triggered by location, identity or “social relationships."

"MOTOBLUR-enabled applications Connected Galley, Aloqa, and later, Connected Music, will be available as upgrades to recently announced devices, including ATRIX™ 4G and CLIQ 2™"

*Motorola acquires 3LM, updates MOTOBLUR, more | BGR | Boy Genius Report

And this I say is the best part of that article:

"acquisition that ultimately could make the company’s Android-powered devices a much more viable option for the enterprise market. 3LM, short for Three Laws Mobile, develops a variety of security and management solutions for enterprise customers with Android devices. The acquisition was completed in late 2010 for an undisclosed sum, and Motorola will aim to offer its customers security comparable to the BlackBerry platform as a result of the deal."

Awesome BlackBerry like security will be amazing!!
 
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"MOTOBLUR-enabled applications Connected Galley, Aloqa, and later, Connected Music, will be available as upgrades to recently announced devices, including ATRIX? 4G and CLIQ 2?"

This sounds awesome!:D

A question I have is will updates to Blur be pushed by Moto or by the carrier? Hopefully not the carrier as we have seen how well AT&T has kept on top of pushing Froyo updates.:mad:
 

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Thats great , MotoBlur is really getting better & better
Too bad that most people don't appreciate that Motorola is trying to offer a Higher level of security to their phones (the same thing that made BlackBerry successful in Corp. business)
 

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This sounds awesome!:D

A question I have is will updates to Blur be pushed by Moto or by the carrier? Hopefully not the carrier as we have seen how well AT&T has kept on top of pushing Froyo updates.:mad:

could be both Motorola & AT&T
In the past few days Motorola released a OTA MotoBlur update to the Defy (through Vodafone UK) & to the FlipOut (through Orange Germany , UK & France)

My question is how about the Off-Contract\Unbranded phones ?
 

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could be both Motorola & AT&T
In the past few days Motorola released a OTA MotoBlur update to the Defy (through Vodafone UK) & to the FlipOut (through Orange Germany , UK & France)

My question is how about the Off-Contract\Unbranded phones ?

Nice to hear, the Atrix would be great if it would receive updates on schedule.
 

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Nice to hear, the Atrix would be great if it would receive updates on schedule.


Not a chance this Moto phone receives any updates at all for a long time and since you can't install any custom roms, this is poop!

Good Luck!

I was going from an iphone 4 to the atrix but couldn't resist the HTC Inspire! So much more of a phone than a moto! 2 things I won't buy again, apple and motorola!
 

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Not a chance this Moto phone receives any updates at all for a long time and since you can't install any custom roms, this is poop!

Good Luck!

I was going from an iphone 4 to the atrix but couldn't resist the HTC Inspire! So much more of a phone than a moto! 2 things I won't buy again, apple and motorola!

thanks for your "input".

I beg to differ though. This is Moto's new flagship phone and they will most definitely be updating it fairly frequently and soon.

p.s. The majority of people who own phones don't even know/care about the latest updates or ability of custom roms.
 
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Exactly, why are people hating on Motorola? This phone is the flagship device. Moto always made good quality stuff. One way or another were gonna recieve the fix.
 

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All I know is it took my buddy at work FOREVER to get froyo on his original droid. Constantly delayed over and over. It was old news on my N1 by the time he finally got it.

I cant wait for my Atrix but I would be lieing if I said I honestly expected to ever see a gingerbread update.
 

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All I know is it took my buddy at work FOREVER to get froyo on his original droid. Constantly delayed over and over. It was old news on my N1 by the time he finally got it.

I cant wait for my Atrix but I would be lieing if I said I honestly expected to ever see a gingerbread update.

Motorola has already stated gingerbread to be released later in year. Besides the original droid got froyo so late because by that time you had the droid 2 in th market. The reason your n1 got it so fast is because it's because goggle made it essential in a partner ship with HTC. All nexus phones will get updates faster. No manufacturer or carrier to come in-between the update.
 

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All I know is it took my buddy at work FOREVER to get froyo on his original droid. Constantly delayed over and over. It was old news on my N1 by the time he finally got it.

I cant wait for my Atrix but I would be lieing if I said I honestly expected to ever see a gingerbread update.

They have to push it - it's been announced and promised from day 1. But I share your concern - AT&T is not reliable on this front, but the Android OS updates are mainly dictated by the manufacturer (and its deal with the provider).

Lifehacker used to have a great article on which manufacturers are better at updating their phones - the top two were HTC and Motorola, respectively - Samsung came in way below in percentage of updates at #3, followed by LG and then an abysmal rate of updates from the ever-so-crappy Sony Ericssonn.

I say used to, because the original article has clearly been modified - perhaps at the persistence of angry sponsors. I guess Lifehacker's gone corporate: Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done

So typically, HTC and Moto devices are pretty good at pushing the updates because it has to do with the manufacturer cutting a deal with the providers to push that. But I'd say the carrier has the last word in the matter.

The point I've made is that despite AT&T's historically lousy support for Android in the past, losing exclusivity to the iPhone should change that. Expect better Android support from AT&T - and possibly less from Verizon.
 

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Motorola will not update the atrix, they don't do updates.

Are you suggesting that the carriers are the ones that do the updates or are you saying that Moto is lousy at doing updates? In some cases, Moto has proved to be unreliable at updating phones, even promised updates (cliq?) but I do believe that we'll see an update to at least Gingerbread with the Atrix.
 

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Are you suggesting that the carriers are the ones that do the updates or are you saying that Moto is lousy at doing updates? In some cases, Moto has proved to be unreliable at updating phones, even promised updates (cliq?) but I do believe that we'll see an update to at least Gingerbread with the Atrix.

I think it will get the 2.4 update which is why motorola is saying later in the year otherwise I think it would o shipped with 2.3.
 

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From the articles I have been reading, the two major reasons devices don't get new versions are the GUI (and other customizations) have to undergo a lot of "fixing" and the hardware is "not supported.." by the new distro. (Wich is more often then not is B.S.)

It takes a lot of man hours to reprogram an interface and rewrite drivers for a new kernel. That costs money. The problem comes down to: Who foots the bill? No one seems to have a consistent answer. Some say it's the manufacturer, others the carrier.

To be honest this needs to be sorted. Unfortunately, in the end the customer pays one way or the other. Be it the aggravation of waiting or paying extra to the carrier. I would rather just pay a flat fee an purchase an upgrade from the manufactuer. If money is going to grease the wheels, what's $25 to get 2.4 WHEN 2.4 COMES OUT.

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also gingerbread is the tablet distro. Google has said a few times they don't want manufacturers using 3.0 on phones / smaller devices.