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Motorola Promises Unlocked Bootloader Later This Year

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 27, 2011

Last week, Android users took to the web and asked for demanded an unlocked bootoader for Motorola devices. Now we're getting reports that Motorola has actually listened to their users' demands.

Motorola's official response was emailed to Irwin Proud, from Melbourne, Australia, who has been bombarding the company with demands for a bootloader. After 3 emails, 1 snail mail letter and an online petition that garnered 8,500 signatures, he finally received this message from Motorola corporate:

“In terms of your question – we completely understand the operator requirement for security to the end user, and as well, want to support the developer communities desire to use these products as a development platform. It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader currently found on Motorola XOOM across our portfolio of devices starting in late 2011, where carriers and operators will allow it.”

A second query confirmed this, with a statement from Motorola that read: "We completely understand the operator requirement for security to the end user, and as well, want to support the developer communities desire to use these products as a development platform." 

So there you have it. Sounds very promising.

Source: AusDroid

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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