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Motorola's Android Survey Backfires Hilariously
April 20, 2011 02:27 PM
GIVE 'EM THE BOOT
Motorola has a history of
thwarting Android rooters
Even though the Android OS is billed as "open" and you're able to install unapproved third party apps, getting a new ROM or custom kernel for Motorola devices is needlessly problematic. The company locks down its bootloader, preventing a simple and full root of a device you
. And when the manufacturer was asked about installing a custom ROM on an Atrix 4G,
one employee responded
, "[If] you want to doï»¿ custom roms, then buy elsewhere, we'll continue with our strategy that is working thanks."
Even Apple doesn't take such a snippy tone toward iPhone jailbreaking.
Well, the issue culminated beautifully a few weeks ago when
Motorola posted a survey on Facebook
. In it, the company asked, "What cool Android apps would you like to see next from developers?"
Surely expecting entries like Netflix or better music apps, Motorola instead received a rude awakening to what Android users really want: an unlocked bootloader.
Pocket Now's Joe Levi provides the screenshots
Let that be a reminder to every manufacturer that, once we
a device, we should be able to do whatever we want with them.
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