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Motorola’s Facebook Fans Appear to Like Unlocked Bootloaders

We’ve been avoiding this post for 3 weeks now because it was such a silly move by Motorola that we couldn’t even bring ourselves to talk about it, but it appears to have picked up enough steam that we should all take a minute to have a good laugh at it.  For whatever reason, Moto thought it would be a good idea to ask its Facebook fans what cool apps they would like to see from developers.  And to no one’s surprise, a certain topic was voted on over and over again which had absolutely nothing to do with the actual question.

Bootloaders, bootloaders, and more bootloaders.  I believe the total vote count is now around 20,000 if you combine all of the options for unlocking the bootloader, leaving any real app suggestion in the dust.  Maybe this will have more success than that petition?

Via:  Facebook

Cheers to everyone who sent this in over the last 3 weeks!

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

    …..

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Oh man, I hope Motorola knows how to read!!

  • Anonymous

    You can’t just total them up since people could actually vote more than once, and I bet there are plenty that voted on every one.

  • Anonymous

    it’s not as powerful when the same facebook profile pick is shown voting 10 times for different variations of the same thing . . .

    just saying

  • Anonymous

    24.347 votes combined about unlocking the boot loader as of now.

  • Svendrick

    This really is sad..will Moto listen?

  • Guest

    i voted on all of the right answers, but it doesn’t matter to me. i’m already planning to move from OG Droid to Galaxy S2.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LEP2PO6BC524BBC4K5CRPFOJFY josh

    if you ask me this is what you consider a HINT. Hopefully moto finally figures it out.

  • Arthur

    The other choice is no motoblur, lol. We all just want Moto hardware and Google’s software with none of Moto’s.

  • Spyderman89460

    Not surprising at all….

  • Spyderman89460

    Not surprising at all….

  • Anonymous

    I loved my Motorola phones, I only wish they had realized their error before I finally had to leave them. Maybe if Motorola someday realizes and gives us what we want I may come back. I loved my og droid and tried to continue to like them after…. just couldn’t.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like an unlocked bootloader as much as anyone. But 20,000 votes? Big deal. Motorola says there are 300,000 Android activations per day. That’s 9 million a month, so 20,000 votes is about two-tenths of a percent of just one month’s activation. Not exactly something to spur Motorola to action.

    • Kuba1313

      Yeah and how many of those activations are Motorola’s??????

      Not that many.

    • DBK

      Sad, but agreed. :(

    • Anonymous

      Actually, don’t look at the (votes / TOTAL ACTIVATIONS), look at the (votes / VOTES PLACED).

      If you look at total votes for (president / total possible votes), no one would ever win because they wouldn’t have a majority.

  • Lickit

    Wow, I can’t believe I actually wasted my time reading this post.

    • Anonymous

      Read your name to yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Its unfortunate, but I doubt people speaking out like this will have any effect. We wont see unlocked bootloaders from Motorola, even if a million people say they want it. I of course have signed the groubal petition, and voted on this poll repeatedly.

    • http://profiles.google.com/faceonahead martyn wright

      now Motorola who will clutch at any straw to defend themselves could use your comment and others like it to deflate these results as clearly you have indicated you skewed the polls by “and voted on this poll repeatedly.”

      • DBK

        Shhh shhh shhh shhhhhhhhhhh……………don’t give them any ideas…….. :

      • Anonymous

        What I meant was that I have signed every petition and answered every poll
        that has been posted in the past. I really wish they would go ahead and
        unlock the bootloaders. The locked bootloader on my Atrix 4G seriously is
        holding this device back. I dont see them ever responding to any
        poll/petition/email/call/etc with anything but an attempt to deflect the
        question.

        Sent From my Atrix 4G

  • Landonpweaver

    The sad part is that they will probably twist the repetitive answers around and release a tweaked statistic like: ” when polled, only 8 percent of users identified ‘unlocked bootloader’ as a concern”
    True, but every other answer was identical with slightly different wording.
    Moto, you had so much promise with the OG Droid… what happened to you?, you’re like a wise street pharmacist who dishes out the real thing to get us hooked, then laces the batch with household cleaning products when we need another taste.

    • Davros / aka Chris Nimon

      What a perfect analogy.

  • Anonymous

    This is good for a ‘ha ha’ and all but the reality is things won’t change as long as their phones sell and right now they don’t have that problem. The number of people repeatedly bombarding this poll is a fraction of the number of people buying the phones.

    I certainly am not defending it by any means, I hope it happens tomorrow. But not too long ago there was a poll here about new locked phone vs less new unlocked phone, and even here people picked new locked phones, which brings me back to my first point…..
    Just some perspective.

    • DBK

      That is a good point. And those results were very disappointing.

    • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

      Yes, but this is a very public medium and will possibly blow up in their face, if given enough exposure.

    • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

      Yes, but this is a very public medium and will possibly blow up in their face, if given enough exposure.

    • DBK

      Unfortunately, we’re even less than a fraction. We would be lucky if we broke even 1% of their consumer base…. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    Motorola can eat a diack. I’m done with that company, locked bootloader or not. They have heard these complaints for quite a long time now (since the Milestone and then the DX) and yet the Atrix still came out with another locked bootloader. I’m not begging them for anything when there are other options out there. Isn’t that one of the main benefits with Android?

  • Jim Dandy

    Hello Moto :p

  • Anonymous

    The sad fact is the marketing intern that posted the poll likely has NO IDEA what a bootloader is.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t that the shoe horn thing just bigger?

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t that the shoe horn thing just bigger?

  • Joemega2010

    what’s an unlocked bootloader?

  • Thetechmessenger

    I hope Moto catches on or else I can see them fading to the background once again like after the whole “Razr Saga” ended.

    • Anonymous

      WHAT DO YOU MEAN “RAZR SAGA” ENDED?!?! I still see half naked women taking picture with them…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560795878 Kevin Passino

    Every one of their posts is flooded with comments asking for an unlocked bootloader. You have to wonder if the PR people in charge of the page at some point have been like “Uh, guys, they won’t shut up about the bootloader, what do we do?”

  • Anonymous

    haha! just like Apple fans like to jailbreak their phones… until they find out about Android! People love freedom.

  • DanSke

    HAHAHA “Apps that remove MotoBlur” You know your OS sucks when someone flat out asks you to develop something to bypass your own product.

    • Anonymous

      I actually laughed at that one too. “People love Motoblur, our numbers sold say so”

    • Anonymous

      I actually laughed at that one too. “People love Motoblur, our numbers sold say so”

  • http://profiles.google.com/bzchickin Aaron Verhoeven

    I wonder if they’ll get the hint….

  • http://twitter.com/JasonAGrier Jason A. Grier

    I want someone to honestly ask Sanjay Jha flat out his response to this poll, I know they had a question about it before… but just flat out “Does Motorola plan to listen to its customers?”

    • Anonymous

      And he will say what he always does, that “do listen to their customers, and that the unlocked bootloaders is requested by a very small but very vocal subset of customers”

  • http://twitter.com/diegosocart12 James Ditmer

    This should very clearly let them know what they should do next.

  • http://www.facebook.com/element.eight Eric Cloutier

    getting some of the damn gingerbread updates out wouldn’t hurt either…

    ready for that ota update for the droid x…any day now, guys!

  • Anonymous

    They’ll just say “well, I guess these users don’t want apps.”

  • DBK

    Lol WE HAVE SPOKEN!!!!!! :)

  • Anonymous

    I take a jab at them every time they post something stupid on their page. I remember they said something about spring cleaning one’s phone…. I said it would be easier if I didn’t have locked bootloader

    • Anonymous

      How can I spring clean the bloatware off the phone?

      • Anonymous

        root it, then delete the .apk file, it is very, very simple.

  • Anonymous

    Listen to your customers Motorola

  • http://twitter.com/azurikai Austin Witherow

    awesome :) i definitely voted on that stuff.

    OMG FIRST :P