- Sep 6, 2010
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The legality has something to do with this:
Certain 4G phones use a special frequency spectrum, the believe it or not, Google owns the rights to, under their rights, these 4G phones using this spectrum (Block C I think its called) have to be fully unlocked.
That's the short rundown, there's more, but I think that's the main point.
So any 4G phone NOT in the spectrum, don't have to be unlocked, and there's nothing we can do about that.
The only reason the community is gaining head way is because of some of these phones being in the special spectrum that by law under the open source license have to be unlocked.
No. Verizon won the bid. Google bid it up high enough to trigger the open provisions though. However, locked probably only refers to carrier locking, not bootloader locking. But leave it up to the government to misinterpret their own rules.
Agreed. But like I said, the FCC may still deem that bootloaders are included. We'll see... It looks like they're at least considering it.
Wow Really? That is some lame crap...