Yesterday one of the comments from Motorola on the official YouTube Atrix ad was picked up by the internet. The comment was simple, “if you want to do custom roms, then buy elsewhere.” Well, they have now issued an apology stating that the response does not reflect the views of Motorola Mobility.
We apologize for the feedback we provided regarding our bootloader policy. The response does not reflect the views of Motorola.
We are working closely with our partners to offer a bootloader solution that will enable developers to use our devices as a development platform while still protecting our users’ interests. More detailed information will follow as we get closer to availability.
Even though they state that this is not their policy we all know they still have a strong opinion on rooting and using custom ROMs, but being a major company they can not be as blunt about it as that specific YouTube comment was.
What do you think? Does Motorola’s strict policy and restrictions keep you from buying a branded device? Let us know in the comments!