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    Tweet claims that Motorola will change its policy on unlocked bootloaders as soon as

    Tweet claims that Motorola will change its policy on unlocked bootloaders as soon as Q3!

    Could this mean The Bionic could be Unlocked?

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    It had better be a retro-active policy!

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    One could only hope Dorian.

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    "Any phone slated for an update in the latter half of 2011", I believe was said.
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    Doing their best to lay the fault at the service providers feet?




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    That's the consensus. Frankly, the carriers have final say. But they have NO SAY if the 1st-tier phone OEMs say "we're all releasing unlocked phones and if you don't like it you can kiss our behinds", if you think about it. If they'd just get together, unlock together, and say this is how it is everyone has to agree or stop carrying Android phones.

    And we all know that just is not happening.
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    As much as people would like to blame the carriers, you have to put some blame in Moto.
    There's quite a few phones on VZW that have unlocked bootloaders from other OEMs.

    Looks like they're finally starting to see things differently with these recent news/tweets.


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    Motorola publicly stated "We don't want anyone hacking our phones."

    Sales slip.

    So they up the ante by making even BETTER phones. Phones only Samsung can touch (and beat in some cases) in outright quality and features. But they continue to put Blur on everything despite the overwhelmingly negative feedback on it. After all, why follow in the footsteps of the most successful Android phone in America for years, the Droid? But I digress -- they sink millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man-hours into making Blur until it's finally usable, if still objectionable, and hoover data off phones without even telling people or allowing them to really opt out.

    And they lock the phones down ever tighter.

    Sales nosedive.

    HTC releases the Thunderbolt, arguable the least-well-designed phone Verizon has in its lineup. Motorola gets burned on sales despite the Thunderbolt's obvious deficiencies, both perceived and real, and major delays in releases. Samsung releases the Charge, the best phone in Verizon's lineup to date in so many ways. Success of both is attributed to rootability and unlocked bootloaders, and in Samsung's case a build quality and feature list that can't be touched by anything HTC is releasing (even if Samsung has a history of failing to support US phones). HTC admits sales on their locked-down phones aren't meeting expectations, vows to never lock a bootloader again.

    Motorola releases phones after the Charge, still locked down.

    What's wrong with this picture?
    Last edited by furbearingmammal; 06-15-2011 at 03:58 AM. Reason: I said Motorola instead of Verizon. OOPS! My bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by furbearingmammal View Post
    Motorola releases phones after the Charge, still locked down.

    What's wrong with this picture?
    Motorola doesn't give a rip about the customer. And for some reason, they think they're Apple and can charge outrageous sums for accessories and have massive customer support. There's a MAJOR flaw somewhere in that company, and I think it's name is Sanjay Jha. He won't give up until the company has absolutely no consumer respect... whereas Samsung and HTC are soaking up all of their shares PLUS Motorola's.

    Fire Mr. Jha, and get someone who can market a product and listen to customers. Then there'll be change. Moto has no issue creating awesome hardware, and I'm sure they can do even better software... and they're ideas for new devices are wonderful. It's just their market execution is the most horrible I've EVER SEEN.
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    I second that. I will gladly take his job and hook up my friends at android dot net :D
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