The good news is that Motorola has confirmed to Ausdroid
that the Motorola DROID RAZR
could have been the manufacturer's first handset to offer a unlock bootloader solution. But before you celebrate, the ultimate decision about whether or not to offer this to the buyers of the phone belongs to each carrier. Unfortunately, Verizon has decided to remove this feature
from its version of the phone. You might wonder why Big Red would take this option away from you and it
really comes down to the undeniable fact that the phone is more secure
with a locked bootloader. So while the U.S. version of the phone will not include the solution, global versions of the handset-the Motorola RAZR- will have it at first although again, it is up to each carrier to make the final decision.
The solution from Motorola allows the user to lock and unlock the bookloader. Motorola apparently will now wait until phones rollout with the new Ice Cream Sandwich build of the Android OS before widely rolling out the solution in other handsets. The Schaumberg based firm also told Ausroid
that when it comes to which of its Android phones would be getting Android 4.0, Motorola will look at a model's volume of sales
and the carriers
Pre-orders for the device are expected to begin October 27th and the Motorola DROID RAZR will cost $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract.