Motorola Atrix HD Developer Edition Announced


Since the dawn of mobile computing, and really just computing in general end users have been tinkering with and changing the performance, look and feel of devices by customizing them from the inside out!  In recent memory this has become more of an issue as carriers and smart phone manufacturers stake more of a claim on the proprietary software builds found at the core of handsets.  In an attempt to curb this hacking manufacturers and carriers have teamed up to create what are being called “Developer Edition” models of popular handsets. Most recently the Samsung Galaxy S III was morphed into a developer edition as too were the Motorola Droid RAZR M and RAZR HD series device. The Motorola Atrix HD has just been selected and awarded the golden ticket to an un-locked boot loader.

This new “developer edition” Atrix HD is really no different from the standard Atrix HD in most regards. But there are indeed some slight differences. Most importantly is the unlocked-able bootloader. A bootloader, bootstrap or even a bootstrap loader is a small program that “loads” your system applications and operating system upon “Booting” your machine. With an unlocked-able bootloader, tinkerers, ROM makers and general application developers do not have to hack up the devices entire system for further customization. While this may seem like an awesome option to anyone in those positions of ‘hacketry’, unlocking the boot loader on this developer edition handset still voids the manufacturer’s warranty. Which, in most circles is considered a scumbag steve move on Motorola’s part. The rest of the phone stays pretty much the same. You can still expect it to run with a 4.5 inch TFT style touch screen that offers a 720×1280 pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual core system chip that clocks in at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 225 GPU, and 1 GB of RAM with expandable memory options with microSDHC up to 32 GB. Currently there is no price tag or even a release time frame surrounding the Atrix HD Developer Edition and while its sure to become available don’t expect it anytime soon.

So is anyone developer or not interested in this little diddy? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of the new Atrix HD variation, and remember if you are in need of Motorola accessories, we have you covered.

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