What are Motoblur and HTC Sense?

The Milestone and Desire both run Android, but they also have Motoblur and HTC Sense. How does that work?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 7, 2011 at 21:06

Sense and Motoblur are skinned user interfaces that are added on 'top' of the OS to improve usability and give the phone a unique look.
They are like themes you add to Windows - only they do a bit more than change the colours of toolbars. Menu structures are changed, shortcuts added etc etc

Think of the OS as a car's engine. The UI is the chassis and dashboard and gear stick and the upholstery...a theme would be just the new paint job.

We never actually see the OS (most of us) - what we would describe as the Windows 7 OS is actually just it's shiny user-friendly UI. You could do most things with just the run commandline window.


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