Motorola Xoom to get blurred with Motoblur

The Xoom being Honeycomb's go-to gadget won't stop Motorola from putting its Motoblur user interface skin for Android on the tablet.

Motoblur on Xoom
Motoblur hoovers up info from your social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, into your phone's address book and comes with a bundle of widgets to display your social whirl on your phone's home screen. Crave UK

Motoblur, Motorola's user interface skin for Android, will come to its Xoom tablet --whether we like it or not.

In a briefing with Motorola's Jonathan Nattrass, the company's director of Android product management in Europe told us Motoblur is all about bringing the "social aspect" to Android. It will come to the Xoom as a software update.

At the same event, Dave Burke, director of engineering for the Android team at Google, told us the Xoom was its flagship device for showing off the tablet version of Android, version 3.0 Honeycomb.

That would usually imply "pure Android," without any customization by the manufacturer. But Motorola says the Xoom being Honeycomb's go-to gadget won't stop the company from putting Motoblur on the tablet.

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