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Why is it that no developer is trying to port MotoBlur at all- not just on this device- but any device prior? Not open-source?
 

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Why is it that no developer is trying to port MotoBlur at all- not just on this device- but any device prior? Not open-source?
That and it may come as somewhat of a surprise to you, but most people are not interested in using blur. I would gather even less or none are developers.
 

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That and it may come as somewhat of a surprise to you, but most people are not interested in using blur. I would gather even less or none are developers.
Just asking why we can't have more options. Thanks for the response though. (The most recent MotoBlur leak seems to be a step up compared to others though [especially Touchwiz...] granted it's just a more colorful version of stock which is then worse than stock.
 

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Simply put, the demand doesn't justify the work. A handful of people want it, probably none of which are devs, and it would be a lot of work to develop and maintain. Those few people should probably look into getting a Droid RAZR instead.
 

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Seems like people are stating similar points made in the "[WIP] Touchwiz Port" thread. One side says they want options others say it's not worth the effort/quote "it's butt ugly."
 

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I'd say perhaps your best bet is to go to one of the Moto device forums that have been out for a while and maybe post and try to convince someone there that is nearly up for a new device to get a Nexus and work on it.
 

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I had my DX for a little over a year. I used MotoBlur for a little under 24 hours. I could tell that quickly that it sucked. First app I bought was LauncherProPlus, I hated blur that badly.

About the only reason I could see anyone actually porting MotoBlur, Sense, Touchwiz, etc over to as gorgeous a thing as AOSP would be to send a strong message to the OEMs: "We can do what you do, we can make it work faster, we can do it with less battery drain, and we can do it without wasting the memory resources you do."

I have a nasty gut feeling that the Gnex may be the only dev or AOSP phone we'll ever see from VZW. If that does look like the case when it comes time to upgrade or renew, I'm going to look for a phone that first & foremost rips the guts out of whatever abortion of a vendor UI has been shoehorned on the phone. Actually, I can't even call it an abortion because abortion first requires conception and it's apparent every time I "optimize" a friend's phone that the OEM devs have no conception of how to keep things tight and light on the code side.
 
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I don't understand why some people like the manufacturer overlay. I hate Touchwiz. Blur looked a bit better but it still sucked in my opinion. I came to the Nexus for the "pure" experience and enjoy every minute of it.

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About the only reason I could see anyone actually porting MotoBlur, Sense, Touchwiz, etc over to as gorgeous a thing as AOSP would be to send a strong message to the OEMs: "We can do what you do, we can make it work faster, we can do it with less battery drain, and we can do it without wasting the memory resources you do."
...that's a good idea... Hmmmm
 

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I certainly don't like OEM overlays but I do like the idea of being able to run the jack of all trades with a developer phone.

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I had my DX for a little over a year. I used MotoBlur for a little under 24 hours. I could tell that quickly that it sucked. First app I bought was LauncherProPlus, I hated blur that badly.

About the only reason I could see anyone actually porting MotoBlur, Sense, Touchwiz, etc over to as gorgeous a thing as AOSP would be to send a strong message to the OEMs: "We can do what you do, we can make it work faster, we can do it with less battery drain, and we can do it without wasting the memory resources you do."

I have a nasty gut feeling that the Gnex may be the only dev or AOSP phone we'll ever see from VZW. If that does look like the case when it comes time to upgrade or renew, I'm going to look for a phone that first & foremost rips the guts out of whatever abortion of a vendor UI has been shoehorned on the phone. Actually, I can't even call it an abortion because abortion first requires conception and it's apparent every time I "optimize" a friend's phone that the OEM devs have no conception of how to keep things tight and light on the code side.
Agree with you completely, but especially (and sadly) on the bolded part. I get the feeling niether VZW nor Google is very happy with how the Gnex on VZ has turned out and for that, all of us are going to suffer moving forward... Here's hoping we're wrong :\
 

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What the heck is up with everyone wanting ports of all these horrible memeory hogging, phone lagging skins? Sense, blur, touchwiz? When you had the manufacturers phones that come with these we right away root and get rid of them and slap aosp roms on. And now that you've gotten pure android you want to slap a skinned rom on it. I understand you want options but cmon for all that you could've bought a moto, HTC, or touchwiz sammy again rooted and had what your asking for and even throw an aosp rom on.

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Have you guyz ever heard of the HTC hd2? That phone runs everything so enough on the illegal bulls*** let's keep it plain and simple AOSP IS THE ONLY UI FOR THIS BAD ASS TERMINATOR

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Agree with you completely, but especially (and sadly) on the bolded part. I get the feeling niether VZW nor Google is very happy with how the Gnex on VZ has turned out and for that, all of us are going to suffer moving forward... Here's hoping we're wrong :\
I would be surprised if Google even released a Nexus on a CDMA carrier ever again. The whole CDMA blobs has been a complete mess for Google, and yes it is going to make us suffer. Everyone enjoy your AOSP as it will probably be last of it we see from Verizon.
 

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I would be surprised if Google even released a Nexus on a CDMA carrier ever again. The whole CDMA blobs has been a complete mess for Google, and yes it is going to make us suffer. Everyone enjoy your AOSP as it will probably be last of it we see from Verizon.
Maybe some day CDMA will completely die at Verizon and we'll get a nexus again. Maybe Android 10.0
 

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I would be surprised if Google even released a Nexus on a CDMA carrier ever again. The whole CDMA blobs has been a complete mess for Google, and yes it is going to make us suffer. Everyone enjoy your AOSP as it will probably be last of it we see from Verizon.
Galaxy nexus was not the first CDMA nexus. The Nexus S was on Sprint. The issues of CDMA are nothing new to them. It's just the first time all the link bait blogs made a fuss about it though.

Also, the default Android RIL has had CDMA support for it for ages as well (just not LTE, but LTE is not CDMA anyways). The community worries about all this far more than Google does IMHO. The basis of whether Verizon gets another Nexus or not comes down to mostly sales versus other Android devices.
 

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Galaxy nexus was not the first CDMA nexus. The Nexus S was on Sprint. The issues of CDMA are nothing new to them. It's just the first time all the link bait blogs made a fuss about it though.

Also, the default Android RIL has had CDMA support for it for ages as well (just not LTE, but LTE is not CDMA anyways). The community worries about all this far more than Google does IMHO. The basis of whether Verizon gets another Nexus or not comes down to mostly sales versus other Android devices.
I see it as Verizon being a bitch to work with, honestly. I don't like Verizon as a company...
 
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