What is SONY and LG's stance on locking the bootloader? Yes i know it is the carreer but if the manufacturer doesn't care too much they will leave holes. I remember the MOTO Atrix was a disaster as MOTO locked it down (you Kolkin? you got kolked) and everyone went ballistic. It was unlocked 4 months after but by then people and devs moved on. Even if devs find an exploit, it will take away from the development.
Company's may move in this direction, but if they do our need/ market will become unsatisfied and that will leave a hole for another manufacturer or even OS in general. You can't stop the will of the people in a free market where realistically, they have to cater to us. We few do make a difference since we tell the followers whats hot. Via, social media, or reviews on blogs.
Devices gone and/or in Geriatrics
Not a stock rom