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Purported kernel source for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition released

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Jun 2013, 06:17

Codenamed GT-i9505G, a new entry on Samsung's Open Source Release Center set the web abuzz with with what is purportedly the kernel source for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, a joint venture between the South Korea-based giant and Google...

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posted on 25 Jun 2013, 06:58 5

1. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

Can't wait to get this rom with a blend of AOKP.....

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 08:39 2

2. rdonjuan8 (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

Going to get the HTC One!!!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:23 3

3. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I'm not sure why people want to buy this Google edition of this phone. Unlike the other phones, this one is jam packed with all sorts of sensors that Samsung specifically created features with. Using stock android or using a rom is putting all that hardware to waste. The sensors will sit there doing nothing.

In that case, you might as well just get the HTC One version or just wait for the next Nexus.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:43

4. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

i see where your coming from and i totally get it...but with that being said im getting the s4 tomorrow )since its only $50 more...but i'm still hoping for a price drop since t-mobile dropped to $580 a few weeks ago...but i think its weird that its not on google play yet....theres nothing about these phones at all on the website...

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 21:52

5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

It's incredibly annoying that they don't make these Google edition phones for Verizon. I would love to have one of these and this way can keep my unlimited plan.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 03:45

6. bigdgt (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

Hopefully developers can use the source code from this to bring the IR blaster 2 Aokp ROM's and fix some of the issues in those ROM's as well (Bluetooth / GPS issues). I think most of the S4's extra features like airview & motion features are fun but nothing more than a gimmick except the IR Blaster and would love to see it brought to Aokp.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 04:02

7. bigdgt (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

I meant aosp not aokp, my bad!

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