Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th May 2011 09:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, this is some good news on this fine morning. After Sony Ericsson announcing official support for bootloader unlocking on their Android phones, HTC has just stepped it up a notch: the company's CEO (no less) has announced on Facebook that going forward, HTC will no longer lock down any of their phones' bootloaders.
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Great news
by unoengborg on Fri 27th May 2011 14:03 UTC
unoengborg
Member since:
2005-07-06

This is great, now they are off my don't buy list again.

Now I only wish they could ship phones with vanilla Android as an option, or at least make it possible to turn off Sense, and still have a full set of standard Android apps. Not that there is something wrong with Sense but in my oppinion less is more and I find vanilla android more elegant.

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RE: Great news
by WorknMan on Fri 27th May 2011 16:20 in reply to "Great news"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Now I only wish they could ship phones with vanilla Android as an option, or at least make it possible to turn off.


Yes, absolutely. I wish there would have been as big of a campaign to get them to offer vanilla as an option. Since Google won't (or can't) offer a CDMA phone in the US, HTC seems to be the next best option, but Sense really blows whale cock. I know some people like Sense, but then again... some people are retarded.

Note: I've heard people say you can get rid of Sense by installing Launcherpro or something similar. That's like saying you can get rid of Internet Explorer in Windows by deleting the IE icon from the desktop ;)

Edited 2011-05-27 16:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Great news
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th May 2011 16:26 in reply to "RE: Great news"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Agreed - I would've thought about buying an HTC Android phone if they didn't ship sense. Blugh.

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RE[2]: Great news
by lawlernet on Fri 27th May 2011 17:18 in reply to "RE: Great news"
lawlernet Member since:
2005-08-22

"Now I only wish they could ship phones with vanilla Android as an option, or at least make it possible to turn off.


Yes, absolutely. I wish there would have been as big of a campaign to get them to offer vanilla as an option. Since Google won't (or can't) offer a CDMA phone in the US, (snip)
"

The Nexus S 4G which is offered by Sprint is CDMA.

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