Yes, you read that right. Everybody knows that Motorola is king of locking down their Android devices, making power users and developers across the globe upset. While Moto has released a statement saying that they are “looking into” possible allowing their bootloaders to be unlocked, they’ve been very quiet on the issue since.
Today AndroidAndMe.com tweeted that they were told by a Motorola rep that Sprint’s Photon 4G will NOT have a locked down bootloader. If you don’t know, the Photon 4G is basically AT&T’s Motorola Atrix but redisigned for Sprint.
If this is indeed true it could be huge for the Android community. I’ve personally seen/heard many say that if Motorola were to unlock their bootloaders they would buy their devices. What we don’t know, though, is whether it will be different per carrier or not…
Could the upcoming Droid Bionic be their next unlockable phone? I guess we’ll find out “later this summer” when it’s supposed to be released.
Android users that have been turned off by Motorola: Would you give them another chance if they are indeed changing their ways?
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