Anonymous, 05 May 2012Another reason for me to buy s3Well if you get it on at&t it will be locked too
yep i would rather invest for an unlocked phone that branded, locked by a carrier...also, it's ugly seeing phone carrier's logo on the phone. definitely, going to by SGS3 and not the us version because i know they will MODIFY its original setting.
knowing samsung, they'll give developers a load of free SGS3s to work on
Love the way samsung help out the developer community
iguano, 05 May 2012that sucks you know! its android, i dont want a phone that i cant customize, cuz that is the o... moreThis only applies to the AT & T version. As a rule, I buy my phones sim free as I crave freedom.
AnonD-2663, 06 May 2012It took Xperia developers a year to unlock the bootloader and that was only after the code was... moreDevelopers already figured it out before the codes were leaked mate.2010 Xperia are the 1st to get them.
any modder who has used an iPhone gen 1 thru 4 knos abt against AT&T policy... didn't stop them then not gonna stop them now
Anonymous, 06 May 2012You clearly are not up to date with things on the Xperia scene. Xperia phones now are the most... morexperia scene = forefront of technology from the bottom-up :) e.g : Xperia Ion releases with a 2.3 on board = FTW !!!
AnonD-2663, 06 May 2012It took Xperia developers a year to unlock the bootloader and that was only after the code was... moreYou clearly are not up to date with things on the Xperia scene. Xperia phones now are the most open of all in tersm of bootloader unlocking.
It took Xperia developers a year to unlock the bootloader and that was only after the code was leaked to them.
Why htc why ? Htc already loosing there market share and it looks like soon there will an end of htc. I will miss sense. S3 here I come my new love Sammy. ;)
No worries , it will be unlocked through a hack like all others and wont void your
warranty like with HTCDEV. People who are in to changing roms should know better
This is exactly why the recent shift in the mobile industry from European dominance to American dominance is not a good one. Americans demand that phone companies meet the standards of these anti-competitive US "carriers".
Does it stop you from buying an HTC from another outlet where it is not locked?
Who provides Android? Thought it was an open source project as like it is an extension of linux, correct? So allowing cellphone carriers to dictate like this should make them pay a premium for locking bootloaders. They are too greedy, and should be forced to remove their bloatware, as part of any deal. All phones to should be generic sim free by international law. Too much power held by service providers, too little freedoms.