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Samsung reveals a Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, coming soon to Verizon

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Samsung reveals a Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, coming soon to Verizon
Today, Samsung quietly revealed the existence of a Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, which is now listed as “coming soon” on the company’s US website. Seemingly costing $662.53 - no contract required - the handset is made for Verizon, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to work on any other carrier. As some of you may know, in the past Samsung also offered a Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition, as well as a Galaxy S5 Developer Edition - both for Verizon.

Basically, the Note 4 Developer Edition is the same Galaxy Note 4 that you can buy right now, with the difference that it comes with an unlockable bootloader (this, of course, being what makes it developer-friendly). The Developer Edition also has the advantage of being slightly cheaper than the Note 4 that Verizon is currently selling (for $699.99 off-contract).

Released this month in the US, as well as in lots of other markets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is undoubtedly one of the best large-screen smartphones that you can buy this year. If you want to find out more about it, check out our review of it here.

source: Samsung via Droid-life

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posted on 22 Oct 2014, 15:24

1. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


will it be available in international market?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 15:30 3

2. Sauce2 (banned) (Posts: 199; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Might not be something everyone obsesses over like I do, or something a lot of people like, but I'm in love with the Note 4's stock wallpapers :)

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 16:19 1

3. BUFFQREWBBQ (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Still waiting on unfullfilled preorder of the note 4. HMMMMMMMM.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:16 1

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10737; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


because Verizon isn't releasing them until he 23rd. Obviously you cant read. VZW announced long ago the Note 4 would be ship on pre-order to be received starting on the 23rd. I received my email with tracking. Mine arrive tomorrow. The phone will be avail in the store on the 26th.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 03:52

18. BUFFQREWBBQ (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2014)


I preordered before they changed the date and I don't have it, so technically I'm still waiting genius. I didn't even mention anything negative other than my preorder hasn't been fulfilled yet. Isn't there something more important you can be defensive about on the internet?

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 09:04

19. Basicallyevolve (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I already have my note 4 from Verizon and it arrived yesterday. I also ordered one for my gf and she will be getting hers today according to the tracking # so I don't think there was any delay. Mine probably arrived yesterday because I got the black one while she wanted the white one. Lower demand on mine I guess. Lucky me.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 16:28 3

4. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Or you could just buy the unlocked international variants like people from the rest of the world. Funny Americans and their silly carriers.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 16:35

5. BUFFQREWBBQ (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2014)


I don't believe Verizon has the same bands as the international variant, correct me if I'm wrong plz.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 16:49

6. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Yeah it won't work with usa LTE so why bother

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 17:08

7. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


So in US they don't sell unlocked phones?????
LOL
Come on.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:12

14. bigdawg23 (Posts: 455; Member since: 25 May 2011)


The Unlock international versions are SIM unlocked while this VZW version is a Bootloader Unlocked. Hence Developer Edition.

posted on 24 Oct 2014, 08:27

22. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 175; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


"Funny Americans and their silly carriers"? Are you serious ? Is it our fault that we have carriers that control everything ? You sound like an idiot.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 17:19 1

8. mike2959 (Posts: 564; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


All those radio's and LTE bands will be in there baby, don't you worry. Xda will lead the way to light them up.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 17:28 1

9. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Like they did with the Nexus 5 and Verizon...oh wait

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:17

11. MartyK (Posts: 847; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


No G.P.E. Note 4 huh?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:44 3

12. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Why do you want GPE of the note 4??! maybe you don't like how TW looks but it makes phablets like the note 4 much better and easy to use in other words the Note can't be one without TW.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:05

15. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


G.P.E. ( pure android) kills everything Note, and more

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:57 1

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Samsung should make a "KNOX edition" for Verizon and ATT for all the people in the government who want to have their stuff in a "container".

Once that is done, Samsung can then make all the normal phones without KNOX, without a locked bootloader (or make it easily unlockable), and with easy root.

Samsung has to get back to being developer friendly. They have their head up their ass right now.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:11 1

16. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


iBS
What is wrong with Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition now????
How many millions of "normal phones" flash ROMs or root????? Why shouldn't they have THE GREATEST SECURITY????
Because bashing Samsung must go on?????
You are pathetic.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 23:11 2

17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Nothing is "wrong" with putting out ONE developer edition. But it is just a band-aid, a little joke from Samsung, putting a developer edition on Verizon... the telecom that probably has the least Android developers.

If you think most consumers are buying Samsung because of KNOX, you are sadly mistaken. Samsung's own survey showed less than 2% of their customers use KNOX. But Samsung thinks locking down most of their phones for this 2% minority is the way to go.

When Samsung cares about developers, power users, modders, etc. again they will stop their madness and make KNOX optional and provide easy root. Until then, Samsung sales are going to continue to decline. Making life tough for developers is a really really dumb business strategy.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 22:52

21. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Verizon... the telecom that probably has the least Android developers."
What if it it's on Verizon has to do with that
The phone is UNLOCKED. Right?
You are insane , or iboy?

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 22:26

20. Whitefur (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Oct 2014)


Welp, this disappeared pretty quick...

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