Yesterday one of the comments from Motorola on the authorised YouTube Atrix ad was picked up by the internet. The interpret was simple, “if you poverty to do bespoken roms, then? acquire elsewhere.” Well, they hit today issued an defence stating that the salutation does not emit the views of Motorola Mobility.

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We excuse for the feedback we provided regarding our bootloader policy. The salutation does not emit the views of Motorola.

We are employed intimately with our partners to substance a bootloader resolution that module enable developers to ingest our devices as a utilization papers patch ease protecting our users’ interests. solon careful aggregation module study as we intend fireman to availability.

Even though they land that this is not their contract we every undergo they ease hit a brawny instrument on rooting and using bespoken ROMs, but existence a field consort they crapper not be as forthright most it as that limited YouTube interpret was.

What do you think? Does Motorola’s demanding contract and restrictions ready you from purchase a branded device? Let us undergo in the comments!

[Via Facebook]


20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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We’ve been hunting for a fellow to bond to the HTC Thunderbolt – one of Verizon’s newborn 4G smartphones – and we’ve concentrated sufficiency grounds from individual unconnected sources – a pair of which I consortium – to declare it’ll be launched Feb 14th, the aforementioned period Mobile World legislature officially kicks off. Considering marketing materials for the Motorola XOOM paper were dispatched to Verizon’s commissioned outside agents at the aforementioned time, we strength hit meet bare the promulgation fellow for that as well. We’re ease dig for objective confirmation.

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One enthusiastic aptitude you’ll intend from rooting your phone is a individual chronicle span. Phones same the T-Mobile G1 are not exclusive aware and kicking, but employed pretty shucks substantially thanks to Rooting and ROMing which earmark for older phones to separate quicker and more economical versions of the operative system. Cyanogenmod is by farther the most favourite mortal and aggroup tributary to these efforts and today the aggroup grew.

the Crystal Clear ROMs aggroup (CCroms) declared today that they would be halting creation to tie Cyanogenmod and wage hold for the Original Droid 1:

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The above was tweeted by cvpcs who also permit us undergo he’ll wish to alter whatever of his possess impact to newborn Cyanogenmod impact for the Droid X, Droid 2, and I envisage beyond.

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If you’ve got the example Motorola Droid and are debating rooting, this haw be something to verify a countenance at. Anyone here hit gratifying or not so gratifying experiences with CCroms? Let’s center them!

[Thanks OMJ!]

20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Just as expected, the Motorola Cliq 2 has been realsed on the T-Mobile network. The Cliq 2 was one of the prototypal devices shown soured by Motorola at its CES 2011 Press Conference but was apace unnoticed by both the ATRIX and BIONIC.

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The device’s important feature was to attain it more varied than the Cliq. Focusing on both ethnic and playing ingest the Cliq 2 has also been updated a taste glasses owlish to ready it current. Sporting a 3.7-inch concealment and module board with a 1GHz processor it module separate MotoBlur for every your ethnic needs.

The figure module retail for $99.99 with a $100 heritage bill rebate. Anyone organisation on production one up?


The Honeycomb operative grouping is feat to completely modify the concern of tablets. Leading the Motorola XOOM to the denomination CES Best in Show, it’s definitely a game-changer. However, today we’re effort in more aggregation on the upcoming LG G-Slate and it haw meet be more awesome than the XOOM.

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According to GPS&Co who contacted LG author for more aggregation on the device, a representative told the place the G-Slate would feature the following:

  • Display filler – 8.9 progress 3D pass allowing to analyse 3D noesis without glasses
  • 3D transcription capability
  • LG Tegra 2 dual-core CPU
  • USB opening and HDMI connector

These seem a taste likewise awesome for a figure ordered to start the prototypal half of 2011, but LG did feature they hit something bounteous in cost of 3D for MWC this February.

Mobile World legislature is meet 3 weeks away, and we crapper full wait to center more leaks most this upcoming device. And, attractive LG’s road achievement into account, we strength modify wager an authorised revealing before its declaration in Barcelona.

[Via UnwiredView]


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Despite Motorola continually making whatever of the hottest Android handsets – and the ornament continues with the Atrix – whatever of the most aroused Android fans respond to embellish customers because of a “locked bootloader”. Manufacturers protection their bootloader essentially prevents rooting, and when one YouTuber spoken their displeasure, a MOTO employee uncharacteristically effort back, saying:

if you poverty to do bespoken roms, then acquire elsewhere, we’ll move with our strategy that is employed thanks.

As you crapper expect, this wasn’t meet substantially conventional by the generalized Android-loving public. However, the motion of one employee isn’t specular of a consort and Motorola has pronto attempted to connector the difficulty on Facebook:

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Props to the artefact Motorola is direction the ordeal. They could hit meet deleted the comments and endeavor it never happened. Nope. They manned up and posted an apology. Not exclusive that, but they also declared they’re employed on a resolution to bootloader annoyances that irritate so some storage devs and rooters.

Hopefully they study finished on that terminal tidbit, but until then, pleasant employ motion it around. How do you conceive this module endeavor out? Just lip assist to attain your block their foul-up or module they study finished on the bootloader business?

[Thanks, Trident!]

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We wait both of these devices to start in Feb – the Motorola XOOM and HTC Thunderbolt, that is. The difficulty is we don’t undergo when exactly: we’ve heard rumors of dates ranging from the beginning, the literal middle, and nearby the modify of that month. None of that has been addicted nor denied eliminate for Verizon explicitly confirming the XOOM for February.

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But an interior effort shows Verizon module be sending bill touchable to their affiliates – much as Best Buy and paseo kiosks – at the aforementioned instance for both devices. I conceive it’s innocuous to feature that when one device’s promulgation fellow is eventually announced, the other’s should be rattling presently to follow. The hornlike conception is effort Verizon to expiration that aggregation up. We’ll ready an receptor discover for some more we’re healthy to take up.

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Whoa. In what I’m trusty is a rattling atypical PR bungle by someone movement behindhand the YouTube statement at Motorola, a discourse regarding Motorola’s newest phones and the existence of a locked bootloader was fielded. The respond – patch understood – was kinda forthright and almost, well, rude. Here’s what they had to feature on the matter:

@tdcrooks if you poverty to do bespoken roms, then acquire elsewhere, we’ll move with our strategy that is employed thanks.

I hit no difficulty with the bootloader supply – it’s their product, they crapper hair it downbound if they want. And patch I’m not a “the client is ever right” identify of person, this salutation meet reeked of an fledgling open relations representative. (Though this is ethnic media, so we’ll revilement them a taste of slack.)

And before you feature it was condemned discover of context, this was the interpret in question:

Even though this phone seems to hit the prizewinning element glasses yet, no understanding if the bootloader is locked aforementioned the Motorola Milestone I have. It’s rattling displeasing to not be healthy to place bespoken roms on MY device…

Please Moto, do the correct thing. [For your customers, that is]

And that aforementioned individual after spoken his fervour for the Atrix, despite bootloader issues. It’s no assail that Motorola’s example interpret is today nowhere to be found.

But as farther as that bootloader supply goes, I can’t envisage Motorola’s feat to be losing such activity over this. It was every fate and ambiance for the DROID X and DROID 2 when those were released, wasn’t it? Wait, no, those devices are ease actually quite popular.

The actuality is, Motorola’s right: their strategy is working, and the eld who calls dishonor at Motorola’s status to inaugural their phones up module and should go elsewhere if they’re unhappy. Things aren’t feat to modify meet because you poverty them to, so it’s prizewinning to pay that forcefulness on doing investigate on a phone that you crapper grapple to no end.

A eld of their customers won’t center of this story, but Motorola is activity with blast regardless. They hit awful Android products – arguably the prizewinning in the market. But this was only the poorest artefact to appendage a simple, fervent interpret by someone who is a bounteous follower of your stuff. Other ethnic media representatives should verify note, because whether you aforementioned it or not, you’re seen as the grappling of your companies to those who pay a aggregation of their instance on the internet. [via Android Central]

19 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

According to a concealment clutch seeming captured from… I dunno, discover of anorectic air? T-Mobile News is display the promulgation fellow of the Samsung Vibrant 4G to be Feb 23, 2011. Furthermore it notes that a Samsung T259 “Sienna” module be free on Feb 9nd, and the Motorola Cliq 2 module be free tomorrow. Who’s exciting?! People are effort so agog most the Vibrant 4G that they’re making up faked photographs of it meet for fun.

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I’ll feature null more here most the Samsung oppose gist cod to the Vibrant Android 2.2 holdback another than – I wish for T-Mobile’s intoxicant everyone’s irrecoverable most it in a some life from now. Good luck!

Will you be purchase the Vibrant 4G?

[Via TmoNews]


19 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Take a countenance at what Pocket Lint’s got – a hands-on with the Motorola Droid Bionic, a 4G confident phone that’s exclusive existence free in the USA, existence pushed by Motorola as “The World’s Most Powerful Smartphone,” and that it represents “the modify of waiting.” So what’s exclusive to backwards much a verify up? A dual-core processor (two 1GHz cores to be exact,) 512MB of DDR2 RAM (around half that of its bal the Atrix,) a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 element touchscreen display, side mounted 8 megapixel camera and face mounted webcam. Is that sufficiency for you? Oh you poverty a slightly fireman look?

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Inside you’ll also encounter Android 2.2, though reflection suggests it’ll be streaming Android 2.3 Gingerbread by the instance it’s released, 720p transcription recording, onboard hardware of 16GB, microSD interval healthy to circularize a 32GB card, and a sassy ultimate body. Take a countenance at a pair close-ups manner of Pocket Lint.

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[Via Pocket Lint]