With interest still rising in relation to HTC’s new EVO 3D and many of you racing out to pre-order your handset, news has come through today that may be about to change your minds about the new kid on the block!
Although the new HTC includes some pretty fantastic specs which we will refresh you on in one second, news has come from gottabemobile.com via Android Police, that the EVO 3D carried by Sprint, will be released with a locked bootloader similar to its neighbour the HTC Sensation, which coincidentally also includes secure kernel images and locked recovery mode.
Indeed many new owners of the EVO 3D will not even by phased by the news, but in basic terms having the inclusion of a locked bootloader, will mean that it will be difficult to place ROMs, recoveries on you new handset to jazz it up.
Good news may be on the horizon, as early this morning news filtered through from Richard Lai at Engadget, that HTC will be looking into the current bootloader situation. They have gone as far as to put an announcement on Facebook saying its “reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders.”
With this in mind, will this now pave the way forward for the Samsung Galaxy S2, although judging by our readers comments, the handset doesn’t need any extra help, its doing ok by itself.
To refresh you with the EVO 3D specs, we can tell you that it will include a 4.3-inch qHD display, Android 2.3 OS, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, two 5MP cameras, 1.3MP camera to the front, video recording in either 2D or 3D and so on. Check out a comparison we made between the new Sharp Aquos SH-12C and the HTC EVO 3D.
What are your thoughts on the new HTC EVO 3D and Samsung Galaxy S2? Does the situation of a locked bootloader deter you from buying the HTC?
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