Oct 9th, 2009

blurg1Motorola BLUR is Motorola’s customized Android software that will ship with their first Android Phone – the Motorola CLIQ on T-Mobile. But the folks at XDA hacked together their own version of BLUR that daring Android fans can put on their own rooted devices like the T-Mobile G1.

That’s exactly what Sam from AndroidGuys did, loading up Motorola BLUR on his T-Mobile G1 with limited problems (that were all fixed). He reported on the process and interestingly enough, even got access/notification emails from Motorola for his new BLUR account:

Dear Sam Herren,

Congratulations, you have successfully created a MOTOBLUR account! Designed around your life and your networks, MOTOBLUR automatically delivers your status updates, social network messages, contacts, emails, and other content from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, RSS feeds, and other e-mail and social networking sources.

MOTOBLUR gives you peace of mind by securely backing up critical information from your phone so that your messages, contacts, and preferences can be restored.

Your MOTOBLUR account gives you access to the MOTOBLUR owner’s portal where you can:

  • Locate your phone using the phone’s GPS signal
  • Remotely erase your phone if you lose it or believe that it has been stolen
  • Upload contacts from your desktop or other source and synchronize them with your phone

You can access the MOTOBLUR owner’s portal where you can also watch tutorials, get answers to frequently asked questions, and access other resources.

To help you get the most out of your MOTOBLUR phone, we will send periodic communications with the latest tips, tricks, software updates, and other information specific to MOTOBLUR and your MOTOBLUR phone (like new social networks that have been added to the MOTOBLUR service). To select, modify, or unsubscribe from the communications you receive from Motorola, please visit Motorola.com.

We hope you will enjoy the MOTOBLUR service and welcome to the MOTOBLUR community!


Should you feel so inclined it is definitely possible. But is it worth it? That’s for you to decide. Personally I would say no until Motorola makes their BLUR widgets a little more flexible starting with the ability to resize them.

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