Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:20 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows And so the war on general computing continues. Were you looking forward to ARM laptops and maybe even desktops now that Windows 8 will also be released for ARM? I personally was, because I'd much rather have a thin, but fast and economical machine than a beastly Intel PC. Sadly, it turns out that all our fears regarding UEFI's Secure Boot feature were justified: Microsoft prohibits OEMs from allowing you to install anything other than Windows 8 on ARM devices (the Software Freedom Law Center has more).
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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

If it's a Nexus then it's Android. If it's not a Nexus device, then it's XYZ Incorporated's child fork distribution based on Android OS. There are very few real Android devices contrary to the marketing propaganda.

Now, the question is, how easy is it for a device owner to unlock there owned Nexus device?

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aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

Very easy. 3 commands, and a reboot.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If it's a Nexus then it's Android. If it's not a Nexus device, then it's XYZ Incorporated's child fork distribution based on Android OS. There are very few real Android devices contrary to the marketing propaganda.


Well, considering there are no 'Nexus' Android tablets, then I guess you could say that there are no Android tablets currently on the market.

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Well there is the Xoom, which is easily unlockable and seems to run a pretty stock android image.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Wrong. The Nook Color (not the new Nook Tablet mind you) has a completely open bootloader. Insert an SD card with Cyanogenmod or any other AOSP build and it will happily boot and run from it. You can also use that method to install any custom Android build you like to the internal storage, without having to drop to the command line.

It's arguably easier to install a "true" Android OS on the NC than it is to install Linux on a modern Intel or AMD based PC.

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