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Submission + - Motorola sticks to guns on locking down Android (

jeffmeden writes: "These aren't the droids you're looking for" proclaims Motorola, maker of the popular Android smartphones such as the Droid 2 and Droid X. At least, not if you have any intention of loading a customized operating system, according to Motorola's own Youtube channel used to show off upcoming products. Motorola:"@tdcrooks if you want to do custom roms, then buy elsewhere, we'll continue with our strategy that is working thanks." The strategy they are referring to is a feature Motorola pioneered called "e-fuse", the ability for the phone's CPU to stop working if it detects unauthorized software running. More information available via a story at Android blog site AndroidCentral

Submission + - Bluetooth 4.0 Core Specification Adopted

Goyuix writes: The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the formal adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0, with the hallmark feature, low energy technology. Bluetooth low energy technology opens entirely new markets for devices requiring low cost and low power wireless connectivity. Features include Ultra-low peak, average and idle mode power consumption, ability to run for years on standard coin-cell batteries and enhanced range. The last update to the spec, 3.0, happened less than a year ago in December 2009 which primarily added a high-speed mode among other enhacements.

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