Motorola’s Photon Q will come with an unlockable bootloader, says Motorola. After years of device releases with locked bootloaders, the company says it’s finally ready to provide an unlock solution for future phones. While past phones may never be unlocked, other products “will have this option too in the future.”
An unlocked bootloader will allow developers to create full custom ROMs and custom kernels. The Photon Q comes with a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1785 mAh battery, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 8-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE on Sprint. Of course, it’s also packing a beautiful 5-row slideout keyboard a la the DROID series on Verizon.