DRM on your Android Operating System?

Boing Boing.

James Losey from New America Foundation writes:

“I thought you might be interested in a new ‘feature’ of the latest Android phone. Officially released tomorrow October 6, some T-mobile stores began selling the HTC G2 yesterday. Within 24 hours, users have discovered that the phone has built-in hardware that restricts what software a device owner might wish to install. Specifically, one of the microchips embedded into the G2 prevents device owners from making permanent changes to the Android operating system, re-installing the original firmware.”

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2 Responses to DRM on your Android Operating System?

  1. Kzinti says:

    What a bunch of crap. You buy it, you ought to be able to mod it.

  2. bookmole says:

    That’s the whole point of an android phone – if you can’t mod it, you may as well get an iPhone and put up with the crap.

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