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Nexus Q gets the XDA treatment: root it, unlock it, ROM it, love it

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When the Nexus Q was first announced by Google, it was no secret that they were encouraging hackers to get their hands on it. Google said they wanted rommers, modders, and tweakers to get to customizing and messing with the Q right away. The social streamer device has gotten what it wanted, and XDA has started doing their thing.

Samsung Quietly Begins Rolling Out ICS To Unlocked Galaxy Notes

galaxyThe update for devices running Gingerbread to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich have been erratic at best. Although Samsung has promised updates for its smartphones and tablets, the overall rollout has been quite unpredictable with different markets getting upgrades before others.

[Holy Crap] Google Is Now Selling The GSM Galaxy Nexus Unlocked And Contract-Free For $399 On Google Play

thumbSo, it looks like Google is getting back into the smartphone selling game - the GSM Galaxy Nexus just showed up on the Play Store. What's even more interesting, is the fact that it's selling for $399, unlocked and completely contract free. Three-hundred-ninety-nine dollars. That's only $99 more than many of Verizon's subsidized phones!

Samsung improves Android face-unlocking with “Blink if you’re human”

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One of the novelty features in Android 4 is the “Face unlock” feature which appeared to work quite well, until people started to realize you could easily fool it with a simple photograph. However, Samsung has upgraded this feature to be a little more foolproof by making you blink to prove you’re a human being as it’s pretty difficult to make a photograph blink.

Several HTC Desire models get unlocked bootloader

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HTC was noted a while back that they would unlock all their bootloaders. Today, they took a big step in that direction by unlocking the bootloaders for:

Chile Show The Rest of the World How Things Should Be Done

picThe country of Chile have made an announcement that will see all of the mobile phones in the country unlocked for free and all future mobile phones unlocked as standard.
The announcement which was made by the Department of Telecommunicaitons of Chile, will be seen as a huge win for the consumer and in my opinion should be replicated throughout the world.





Source: LandOfDroid

HTC makes good on promise, all future devices to be unlockable

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Peter Chou has made good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders of HTC Android phones. It was noticed by XDA member Nightwing, while tweaking an HTC Rezound.

Upon being questioned, HTCDev posted the following message, reassuring users of their commitment to an open Android experience:

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