Motorola adds the affordable Moto E to its Bootloader Unlock program

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Motorola adds the affordable Moto E to its Bootloader Unlock program
One week ago, Motorola brought the Moto E to light – an affordable smartphone that comes with a dual-core Snapdragon 200 SoC, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch display, and a 5MP camera on board. The whole shebang retails for $129. Sounds like a bargain, right? Considering its low price, the Moto E will surely attract a wide array of various developers of custom firmwares.

And what's a custom ROM developer's worst nightmare? Locked bootloaders, undeniably. Motorola is notorious for enforcing these on its devices, but luckily, that won't be a cause of concern for the Moto E, as the manufacturer just announced that it has included support for the handset in its Bootloader Unlock program. As its name suggests, the latter allows users of Motorola devices to easily unlock the bootloaders of their devices.

Still, only several variants of the affordable device are supported by Motorola's program – we are speaking about the US, the Canadian, the European, and the Latin American variations of the Moto E. There is no word if support for other versions of the smartphone will be added, however - we are eyeing the version for India, which appears to be the biggest target market for the Moto E.


source: Motorola via Pocketnow

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