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Default Dev phones available!

Google announced that they're making unlocked developer phones available. No sim lock, unlocked bootloader and all that.

http://code.google.com/android/dev-devices.html

$399 + $25 dev registration fee, with free shipping.

Oh, and check out the back cover

http://android.brightstarcorp.com/im...lders/dev3.jpg
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Awesome! I am assuming Google will be doing separate OTA updates for the dev phones. That will be nice to have as well for existing rooted phones.
 
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About time!

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You can use any SIM in the device and can flash custom Android builds that will work with the unlocked bootloader. Unlike the bootloader on retail devices, the bootloader on the Android Dev Phone 1 does not enforce signed system images.
Are they referring to the htc bootloader?
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Is it possible to extract the data from these phones and use them on non-dev phones? Or am I asking a stupid question?
 
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Yes. Per swetland on freenode/#android, it has the htc engineering bootloader.
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Is it possible to extract the data from these phones and use them on non-dev phones? Or am I asking a stupid question?
Possibly.. we'll have to wait and see
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I’d be really interested in where they’ll ship the handsets from…
The price is good, but if they ship it from the US, I’d have to pay VAT (19%), import taxes and shipping which would result in the package being 100$+ more expensive :-/
If they'd be able to ship them from inside the EU on the other hand, I'd immediately order one
 
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Can I order one. I'm from Vietnam.
Who have G1 dev version please write a review, I want to know about battery life
 
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at last what i was Emailing on Daily Basis.

Infact i was insisting them to release Developer Edition of Firmware

But they have come with Device
 
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this is sweet...im gonna try to sell my current g1 and buy the dev one.
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