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Just the other day we reported that Motorola had decided to drop the MOTOBLUR name because it was not favored by the general public in terms of the custom user interface that had come preloaded on Motorola Android devices. It looks like Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary, agrees which is why Virgin Mobile’s latest offering, the Motorola Triumph comes loaded with the default look of Android’s Froyo 2.2, instead of the MOTOBLUR interface.

If you thought that it was by accident, it was not, but actually done on purpose, as a Virgin Mobile spokesperson told PCMag.com in an email.

“Virgin Mobile USA aims to make available devices that allow the end user to have the freedom to customize the device to their liking. We like to take a consistent approach with our Android portfolio and so we prefer to have the true Android experience loaded on all our Android phones.”

It is said that custom user interfaces some times makes the phone lag and becomes unstable which brings about an inconsistent experience for users, which is why many Android users have resorted to bootloaders which help to remove certain features of the user interface and make the device run more smoothly.


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