Linked by David Adams on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 16:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Here's the dirty little secret about Android: After all the work Apple did to get AT&T to relinquish device control for the iPhone and all the great efforts Google made to get the FCC and the U.S. telecoms to agree to open access rules as part of the 700 MHz auction, Android is taking all of those gains and handing the power back to the telecoms.
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You are aware that you are correct only by technicality? In order to install any software you want you must root (instead of jail breaking) your phone.

If by software you mean different ROMs, you're right. But then again, so what? Once the bootloader is unlocked, it's not like rooting an android phone is rocket science.

And anyway, this isn't really any different than the PC world. You buy a PC from an OEM, they load it down with crapware. You format it as soon as you get it home and install whatever you want. No biggie ;)

Of course, you DO have to wait for the phone to be rooted, but rooting a phone is legal now, and they almost always figure out a way to unlock the bootloader.

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