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July 21, 2010

What the fuck, Motorola? First that completely useless and idiotic stuff with the bootloader that only takes signed ROMs and now maybe no Froyo?

Seriously, I do like my Milestone. The hardware is very very nice. The keyboard is great and I can type surprisingly fast on it. I like Android. You had a sure winner here and you were that close to turning me into a fanboy.

And then you came with this stupid, pointless, daft and above all depressingly corporate decision to lock down your hardware and not even provide updates. I know for sure that this will be my first and last phone from Motorola – while the product is great, the company policies around it are just abysmal.

Comments

ml

I would sign every single WORD!

Philipp

Absolutely. There will be no single reference design Android phone anymore – the N1 was the only phone with 2.2, right? This is crap and this is probably what will make people hate Android – see how people are already freaking out at apple for not including features for old models (even if sensible, like no MT in 2G).

Plus, moto Blur seems to be a bootload of crap.

Dominik Schwind

I thought some of the HTCs have 2.2 – but then I haven’t really done any research on that matter. And the Motorola Droid (US-Version of the Milestone) has it, too. Plus, the bootloader on that one isn’t locked down.

ml

The Desire has been updated recently for D2 Clients into 2.2. as far as I know.