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Android skins: What you should know

I'll show you how the big cell phone companies leave their mark on Android by altering the design of Google's mobile operating system.

By August 13, 2014


Facebook Home: Bold experiment or extreme bloatware?

commentary The Facebook phone isn't a phone at all, but a comprehensive skin that runs on top of the OS. Android purists will not be pleased.

By April 4, 2013


The idea of a Facebook Android version makes my head hurt

Facebook could very well launch its own Android version at an event next week. But instead of more mobile Facebook, we just need better mobile Facebook.

By March 29, 2013


Can a build-your-own-phone save Motorola's bacon?

Could the teased, custom-built Moto X smartphone be enough to get Motorola back in the Android game? I have my doubts.

By March 27, 2013


Motoblur name to fade into obscurity, but bloatware to remain?

Motorola may scrap the Motoblur brand when talking about its phones and tablets, but the software may still continue to exist in the background.

By June 13, 2011


Motoblur gets connected with new features

At Mobile World Congress 2011, Motorola introduces several new features to its Motoblur to improve connectivity.

By February 14, 2011


Motorola SVP: Google gives us no 'special treatment'

CNET chats with Motorola Senior Vice President of Product Management Rick Osterloh about Moto's strategy and focus.

By October 3, 2012


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.

By January 21, 2011


Motorola Xoom tablet to get blurred with Motoblur update (updated)

Motorola's Motoblur skin will be coming to the Xoom tablet as a software update, despite it being the flagship Honeycomb device, but in what form?

By January 21, 2011


Motorola moving towards the 'Google Experience'

Motorola's latest releases continue to move away from the company's unsuccessful customisations of the Android platform, and closer to a pure "Google Experience".

By September 6, 2012