"Three words can sum up what i"ve learned about life, IT GOES ON!" "Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something."
why does everyone think verizon is going to stop them from doing it? HTC gets away with open platforms why cant moto?
TB is open as a book. Ya it took a little more then normal, but HTC caved and gave us the kernel even.
If moto wants to unlock it they will. They may hide behind Verizon, but lets just see it for what it is. Its just them duck and covering. Plain and simple.
Last edited by pc747; 04-26-2011 at 02:30 PM. Reason: language
Awe hell, these fools are going to keep me on Verizon forever! Hahaaa!
Pipe char on the L! ALT-L="|"!
Thank you, I never thought to look for a D3 as the D2 just entered my arena as of late... Oct.
"We promised we would open them if Verizon lets us. But they won't let us. See here, in the contract that we agreed to? Verizon won't let us. We had no option but to agree to it, we were forced to it at risk of nuclear attack, we had no choice."
Getting Motorola to make this statement is great for us, but this is nowhere near the end of this. Even if they left out that "if", it doesn't matter. There is nothing holding Motorola to this.
Add me to the group of people who will believe it when they see it. And while Verizon will put pressure on this topic, it truly is Motorola who polices it. Afterall, it's not Verizon who puts the hardware into the phone that enforces a locked bootloader. That can only be done by Motorola and they cannot be forced to do it, they can only agree to do it voluntarily or under contract, both of which are decisions that Motorola makes.
So while it's "technically" Moto's choice, after you weigh in all the extraneous factors, it's really not. They literally have no choice. Trying to side with the developers and battling Verizon would be the quickest way for them to fall back into obscurity...
I can see the headlines now....
"World War 3 has just commenced after Verizon Wireless, in conjunction with their partner Vodafone, has launched a successful nuclear attack on Motorola Mobile's headquarters. Motorola Mobility, Inc. was working with at-home developers and power users of the Android operating system, and in a breach of contract had supplied unlocked phones to said group. This is a sad day for us all"