Motorola XOOM comes with unlocked bootloader, unlike the Motorola ATRIX 4G

Motorola XOOM comes with unlocked bootloader, unlike the Motorola ATRIX 4G
Motorola XOOM, the poster child of Google's tablet operating system - Android 3.0 Honeycomb - and the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, will have a bootloader that can be locked and unlocked at will.

What this means is that Moto is giving carte blanche to modders and hackers to explore the 10" tablet and create their own iterations of the default ROM image on the tablet. The community over at XDA-Devs is surely pleased by that news, because it means countless hours of modding and hacking to bring out the best in the device. This almost eases the pain that Adobe Flash won't be shipping with the Motorola XOOM out of the box.

In other news, or, more appropriately, same-old-same-old, the Motorola ATRIX 4G dual-core phone is coming with a locked down bootloader, so modders will have a tough time cracking custom ROMs for the phone. What was the point of that again? Well, at least the phone is already rooted.

source: Electronista

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  • Display 10.1 inches 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
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9.5

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  • Display 4.0 inches 960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1930 mAh

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