Well isn’t this just a reassuring rumor? Supercurio – an Android developer – claims to have spoken with an inside source at Samsung who told him that the company will not use encrypted and locked bootloaders unless Google requires them to.
Samsung has always approached Android with an open mindset and I’m glad to hear that they won’t be pressured to change their ways for no good reason. HTC was the same way once upon a time, but they began locking down newer devices recently.
If this rumor is true then I’m sure Samsung will win over a lot of new customers who find themselves locked down by their current OEMs of choice. [via Android Police]