Moto explains why they locked the bootloader

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by titans, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. hendrix

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    Do you honestly think that the droid is the most popular android phone on the market because you can root it? Nope, it is because it was the first android device on verizon.
     
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    Nothing unreasonable about it. With Motorola going down this path you do not own your phone but merely pay for the right to use it as they deem fit. Kinda like buying a car and being told you can ONLY get gas from BP and no one else. Even if the nearest BP is 100 miles away.
     
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    I'm very disappointed with motorola right now. I never i thought i would say this again, but my Droid might be my last Motorola phone, unless something comes out at the end of the year that blows everything else out of the water.
     
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    I'd bet the farm on the under. :)
     
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    Interesting.. but it think you have to look at other factors like:

    1. How much support is used because of bricking (employment costs)
    2. How much revenue is lost in potential realestate space (trial sofware)
    3. Loss of IP going into other phones that were not properly liscensed

    I can almost guarantee you that it is more then 11 million dollars
     
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    I personally don't think this is comparable to apple products. Apple has a single phone to choose from. Andriod has several different hardware and software variants. Choose the one that is best for you.
     
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    Correct as a whole no it isn't comparable to Apple. When comparing ONLY Motorola to Apple it is.
     
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    You also need roads, a drivers license and to abide by laws.
     
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    Im so happy you used cars as an example. Because, there is a speed cap right? Isnt it referred to as a regulator? But you do still own the car, right? Listen buddy, no matter how spin this... your wrong. Plus, wishing ill will on other droid users is just plain immature and just shows how a portion of a community can go on a "entitlement" binge. Not cool! :icon_eek:
     
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    I see no reason to worry someone will crack it! Lock it down so what. There is no wrath worse than a then a smartphone geek with lots of time on his hands.

    Its like a game they do their best to stop it, we show them where their mistakes are. :)
     
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