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HTC Staying True on Their Word, Working Hard to Allow Bootloader Unlocks

I know HTC and the bootloader issue has been in the news off and on as of late, but it seems lately they have been answering more tweets and Facebook posts regarding the issue. Just this morning we noticed three responses all regarding bootloaders in a row on Twitter, and even a few on Facebook as well. At least HTC is actually updating the public and giving us hope that this change is coming soon.

Certain Galaxy Tab 10.1 might be getting sold with Unlocked Bootloader?

If you haven't rushed to the nearest Best Buy or Fry's Electronics to get yourself a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 we might have some news that will make you want one. Just like we told you yesterday the Tab is officially for sale starting today. Now some reports are streaming in that some lucky users that went home and turned their Tab on were greeted with a familiar splash screen we have seen before. It shows as being "unlocked"

Breaking: HTC to unlock all bootloaders [UPDATE: Only on Future Devices]

Breaking just now it seems all the talk and discussion on Facebook and Twitter over the last few days has finally made HTC listen. People all across twitter, myself included retweeted tons of comments regarding HTC and their new policy of having locked bootloaders on their devices. Just yesterday we reported on HTC discussing plans to change this policy. Locking the bootloader has been a huge issue in the recent past for Motorola as well. They've claimed to be unlocking future devices also. Official comment below.

Motorola Changing policy on locked bootloaders?

We have some possibly great news here, but I wouldn't get to excited just yet. According to some very new information it looks like Motorola will be changing their policy on locked bootloaders and will offer a solution for both end users, and unlocking for developers. Excellent! For anyone that has followed any Android news as of late, has heard about this story from one source or another. This has been a major public issue for Motorola for more than a few weeks now.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Rooted already

Ever since Sony announced that they would be having unlocked bootloaders I'm sure you have all been happily waiting for the new and exciting phones they have coming out to hit the shelves. The Xperia Play, and the Arc look sweet. Today I have some news for you, looks like the Xperia Arc has already been rooted.

Unlocked Dell Streak Hitting the US with Froyo

Waiting has been a commonplace among Android users. We are always waiting for our devices to be updated to the latest edition of our favorite operating system. Well it seems the same is true with purchasing devices, waiting (in some cases) is best. Within the coming weeks, Dell.com will begin selling unlocked Streaks in the US with Froyo preinstalled. Current users of the Streak are getting their hands on the new software right now, but only if they own the unlocked version of the tablet. Currently there is no word on how much the US unlocked tablets will be, or which 3G bands they will be using. We should find out the final details of the product launch coming here in the next few weeks. [Via StreakSmart]
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