After the amount of noise that was made by Motorola and HTC users about locked bootloaders, Samsung actually listened. They listened so well, in fact, that they have given a CyanogenMod developer a Galaxy S II to begin working on getting the ever popular ROM onto the device.
This kind of thing doesn’t happen everyday, but it’s starting to become common place. T-Mobile has given away devices to developers to promote compatibility before, so Samsung is merely jumping on a hacker-supporting bandwagon that’s slowly but surely growing in popularity. Of course an unlocked bootloader or the knowledge that a phone is in the hands of a CyanogenMod developer won’t exactly make units fly off shelves, but it does generate positive attention and keeps the Android community happy.
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