Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition coming to Verizon and AT&T
0. phoneArena 23 May 2013, 21:06 posted on
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition is coming to both Verizon and AT&T; before you get excited, understand that this is not the stock Android "Google Edition" of the flagship Android phone that was introduced at Google I/O. The developer edition of the phone will still have TouchWiz, but will feature an unlocked bootloader and 16GB of native storage...
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1. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
So Samsung has both stock and touchwiz versions for developers? I understand the verizon model (since the Google edition works for AT&T and T-Mobile) but AT&T too? Choice is great I guess but that makes me wonder why HTC One doesn't have a stock option as well?
2. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
After reading the previous article, maybe we might see an HTC One with Stock android after all?
3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
What about the "Special-Edition" "Limited-Edition" S4?
4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
if the SIII dev edition is any indication they won't sell more than 50 of these, especially with the Google edition being another equally ridiculous offer.
9. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 384; Member since: 26 May 2011)
For those of us who are going to pay full retail to keep our unlimited data and plan on unlocking the boot loader anyway, why not just buy it already unlocked and ready to go. There's just too many advantages for me to not have an unlocked boot loader.
6. mydi.maus (unregistered)
google edition/developer edition hell with this gs4 edition sh*t!!
7. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1018; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
This would be more popular if more phone were available like the Note II. You dont have variety by only having one phone to be designed like this
8. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 384; Member since: 26 May 2011)
My only concern is will Verizon customers who decide to purchase the s4 have the same warranty rights and OTA update opportunities as s4 owners with locked boot loaders. The OTA updates is easy to work around thanks to the development community. I just don't want to end up with a phone that has an unlocked boot loader, but you can't flash modem/radios without having to do some damn wire tap trick to fully unlock the phone.