Motorola to Offer Unlocked Bootloaders Via Update
Motorola has indicated that it will follow HTC's lead in unlocking the bootloaders of its Android-based handsets. In a statement provided to Mobile Burn, Motorola said, "We've confirmed that Motorola will enable an unlockable/relockable bootloader, currently found on Motorola Xoom, in future software releases where channel and operator partners will allow it. It is our intention to include this feature in software releases starting in late 2011." Unlocking the bootloaders will make it easier for customers to root their devices and install custom system software.
Review: Motorola G4 and G4 Plus -- Unlocked
Motorola's middleweight smartphones are back for another round. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus share most features, but the Plus adds a little something extra.
Hands On with the Motorola G5 and G5 Plus
Motorola introduced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus in Barcelona, the latest in its series of mid-range handsets. Motorola says it polled consumers in order to develop the G5 series' feature set, which include metal designs, good cameras, fingerprint readers, and high-definition screens.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Motorola to Let Others Make Mods for Z Droids
Motorola today showed off the Z Droid and Z Droid Force handsets, which are compatible with magnetic modules that attach to the back. The Z Droid and Z Droid Force will have access to a handful of Moto Mods at launch, but Motorola hopes other companies will make Mods, too.
Great news for Atrix 4G owners!
I wonder what Verizon thinks about this.