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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition spotted on Bluetooth SIG

0. phoneArena 23 May 2013, 08:07 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, the device that will bring a Nexus-like experience in a Galaxy wrapper, has passed one more step on its way to U.S. shelves…

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posted on 23 May 2013, 08:14

1. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I wonder what happened to all the sensors of the S4? [+]

posted on 23 May 2013, 08:32

3. tech2 (Posts: 2432; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I am wondering the same. Those sensors, camera features, display modes and S Health will be the only things (okay ! not 'only') I'll be missing from GS4 Nexus edition !

Also, does anyone know if the actual camera quality will be different from regular GS4 ? As I believe this one will be configured by Google.

posted on 23 May 2013, 10:31 1

5. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


May B Google has Plans for them in the Upcoming Android Version !!! ;)

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:00

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2138; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


What do you mean what happened? Nexus phones utilize whatever technology are in them, I see no reason why wouldn't the system read IR and health sensor data, you may just have to sideload a Play Store app to use them.

posted on 23 May 2013, 11:06

6. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


the gs4 sensors are kernel deep. touchwizui is kernel deep. if the stock 4.2.2 android is used and is just like nexus 4, then those sensors will not be utilized because the stock android 4.2.2 will not have any code in it to utilize it. which leads us back to thethird's original question. will this be a pure stock android experience? or will samsung add the gs4 sensor capability to just a stock android without touchwiz?

also, the stock android camera interface doesnt have half the stuff the touchwiz camera interface does. will google or samsung include those extra camera features found in touchwiz to the stock android without having touchwiz ui? we'll know in june.

posted on 23 May 2013, 08:17 1

2. moroninc (Posts: 189; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Will be interesting with Keylime pie when it releases.

posted on 23 May 2013, 17:13 1

7. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


your better off buying the original GS4 and rooting it, at least you get the features and a smoother experience.

posted on 23 May 2013, 18:34

8. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Do you think that they'll make the "Google" version of the Note II? It may be wishful thinking, but that'd be great for me. The main reason why I love the 32GB Nexus7 is because I dont have to deal with themanufacturer bloatware like you would with Samsung tablets like the Note 8.0

Again.................wishful thinking, but it wouldn't hurt to make one

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