Here’s some news you Android hackers will not be happy about. Apparently, the Motorola Droid RAZR will be shipping with a locked bootloader, according to the official Motorola Mobility Twitter Account.
The bootloader was locked per the carrier, in addition to meeting security, safety and regulatory guidelines.
Not to sure where the regulatory guidelines come into play here, although we do understand carriers love locking things down, as well as the safety aspect behind their decision to do so — even if we don’t agree or like it. Luckily, the guys at Verizon, Samsung and Google will be offering another phone for those of you who want to unlock and hack around the new Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. Which we should be seeing in about seven hours or so.
So what’s it going to be? The Motorola Droid RAZR or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Either way – you have time since neither of them are available for pre-order yet, so you can still take some time and decide which phone you’d like to get. Which one are you planning on picking up?
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Yep. Crap is the right word. Another locked bootloader. Time to vote $$.
That makes my decision easy. Nexus Prime. Can’t for the details to come out later today!