Moto X Bootloader

Still no indication of where, when and for how much people can buy unlocked models.

Working to clarify some of the confusion surrounding the Moto X launch yesterday, VP of Product Management at Motorola Punit Soni shed some light on the state of bootloader unlocking and Developer Editions. In a post on his Google+ page, Soni explained that the Moto X hitting Sprint, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile and Rogers will all have unlockable bootloaders — that is, locked out of the box and unlockable will Motorola's tools.

Additionally, he stated that two different Moto X "Developer Edition" devices will be made available, one for Verizon and one "general North American" version. Presumably since the AT&T model wasn't named specifically as having an unlockable bootloader, this North American Developer Edition will be an unlocked GSM model with AT&T-compatible bands.

This is certainly a big deal for those who have been questioning Motorola's tactics with its carrier partnerships on the Moto X. But we're holding off on our overwhelming applause until these devices hit store shelves (be it virtually or otherwise) where people can actually buy them. We still question why the message has been so murky on these unlockable and Developer Edition devices in the first place.

Source: +Punit Soni