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Is this the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition?

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Is this the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition?
Just like the Galaxy S4 from last year, Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 is expected to have a Google Play Edition. While Samsung and Google haven’t confirmed the handset’s existence yet, the S5 GPE seems to have been caught in the wild recently - and you can zoom in on the image on the left for a closer look at it.

This alleged Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition appears to be of the golden variety, but this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect to see the handset in other color versions (like black, white, or blue - the ones that we’re familiar with from the regular S5).

Specs-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition is (probably) not different from the S5 that’s already available to buy around the world. The big difference is that the GPE variant will be sold unlocked (likely for more than $600), being devoid of Samsung’s TouchWiz, and offering a stock Android experience - like all the other Google Play Edition devices.

There is no word on when the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition is supposed to be released, but we’ll be here to let you know when it happens.

source: TK Tech News

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posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:01

1. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


There's no diffrence to the S5.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:03 4

2. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Google logo looks too small for a boot animation tbh

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:06

3. fzacek (Posts: 2235; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


This phone is going to be sweet. Stock Android FTW!

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:19 5

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


But it has no feautres

It's like driving a BMW 7series with 3series specs

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:31 1

7. fzacek (Posts: 2235; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Like what exactly? I'm happy with the little amount of non-gimmicky features on my Nexus 5...

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:51

8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That's cool, just pointing out the indifferences.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 11:00

11. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


+1 for that.
Thats what Nexus and GPE is all about. Plain vanilla experience.
Wait, is there a fingerprint scanner and pulse monitor still attached to it?

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 11:12 1

12. fzacek (Posts: 2235; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Those will still work. Google implemented the Duo Camera on the HTC One M8 into the Google Play Edition, so they can do that with the S5's features too. No problem...

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 20:41

18. SotoXP (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2014)


lol you sir, are a complete moron. You could of said a BMW M5 with bald tires on the rain.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:13 1

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5649; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'm sure there probably will be one but all i see here is an S5 with a Google boot animation...

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:30

6. Kamehameha (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


Maybe.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:52 1

9. DanishDynamite (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


It could also just be a rom...

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 10:52 1

10. HASHTAG (Posts: 183; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


Or it could simply be a rooted S5. After owning a Nexus 5, though it's nice to get updates in a timely manner stock Android doesn't excite me.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 12:31

13. babyk (Posts: 223; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


need 5.2 to 5.4 inch

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:16

14. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Get a white google logo, add a little photshoppy put in on fullscreen, voila! you get your minute of fame!

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:19

15. aditya.g0110 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Look no one cares

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 13:48

16. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 172; Member since: 27 May 2014)


Who cares

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 14:31

17. skymitch89 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It's probably just a "regular" version of the S5, but with a stripped down version Android installed by someone at XDA.

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