Who woulda thought all you had to do was ask? Lol...stranger things have happened, but I don't see verizon getting on board, though
If you actually work with developers to make it easier (and more foolproof) to flash roms and tweak settings you almost wouldn't even need to support your software after release. You want some GB goodness without the wait? Plunk down a buck or two to d/l CM from the Market. Call me crazy, what do I know?
Yeah, I don't think VZW is going to go along without a fight, but it makes more sense for Moto or whomever to offer their custom UI's updates free, alongside the roms, to buyers who want it in the market (and perhaps owners of other devices who'd like to pay a few bucks for Blur or Sense).
All that said, I'll believe it when I see it. I'd imagine more than a few people inside Moto are resistant to selling unlocked devices out of the box because they'd like you to at least trial Blur for a while.
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This is pretty good news, even if some devices end up having locked bootloaders because it still means that we were able to get the manufacture's attention and rattle their cages just enough to make them take action. Next on the chopping block for Motorola is MotoBlur . Wonder how many signatures on a petition to eliminate (or at least include the option to "turn off") MotoBlur it would take before Motorola makes a decision on that. While I understand that each mobile device manufacture wants to differentiate themselves from the rest by having their own special ingredient mixed with Android perhaps Motorola would be wiser to include the option for just plain old vanilla Android. At least with an unlocked bootloader devs will be able to release a custom ROM that doesn't include MotoBlur. I guess we'll wait and see.
I still probably won't buy a Moto phone until it's unlocked out of the box. Them saying "We'll unlock it soon, we promise!" isn't good enough. I'll have to wait and see what it looks like in August when I have an upgrade.
either way.. choice is something I want.. and right now we have little..
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