Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition gets Bluetooth certified?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition gets Bluetooth certified?
Was it just about a day ago when we told you that the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime had been Bluetooth certified on the Bluetooth SIG website? Now, another unannounced variation of Sammy's flagship phone has been similarly honored. The SM-G900FG has just received certification that Bluetooth 4.0 is set to run on the device. And that model number allegedly belongs to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play edition.

The Google Play edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is for all of you out there who can't stand TouchWiz. And yes, we know that you're out there. There are really two reasons for buying the Google Play edition of any phone so offered. The first reason is that you love stock Android and hate manufacturer's custom UI.

The second reason would be because you want timely OS updates not slowed down to molasses-like speeds thanks to carrier testing. That would make sense. Instead of waiting for a carrier to approve an update, you get it straight from Google. That means that you can have your phone updated to the most current build of Android days, weeks, or even months before your friends get it.

So far, there is no word from Samsung as to when the Galaxy S5 Google Play edition will be introduced, and how much it will cost. But with the Bluetooth certification having been done, we probably aren't too far away from the unveiling of the device.


source: BluetoothSIG via TheDroidGuy

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13 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

How is the fingerprint scanner going to work...?

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm pretty sure they would find a way to implement it. They could easily add a fingerprint scanner option to the screen lock selection menu, I think...

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

GPE on this device makes no sense to me. You loose all the goodies touchwiz offers: Fingerprint scanner Samsung's various display mode (cinema, RGB, etc) UltraPower Saving mode Download Booster Selective Focus, 4K recording, HDR in video recording & other camera features. Not sure if GPE will affects the fast auto-focus tho. S-Health ( I use it very often and probably the most well-rounded app for fitness enthusiasts) Multi-window. All that and you've to pay insane money right-off-the-bat just to get the latest android update faster ?! Makes no sense

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

that's why GPE dont sell well.

12. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

The only reason to buy GP edition is because it's cheaper and You can install i.e. TouchWiz (os S4) or Sense (M7, M8) on it without any problems

9. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's true, I tried going stock on the S4 and I switched back to touchwiz in less than a week. I missed the camera app and watchon mostly.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Same here. Stock is over rated.

2. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

same question for the heart-rate monitor as well??

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It wasn't the biggest selling point, so there might not be any support for the heart rate monitor. We'll see...

5. laughoutloud

Posts: 6; Member since: May 16, 2014

google play edition of lg g3 would be cool!

7. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

omg yes but i want to know if the hardware is actually brushed aluminum or faux metal for the lg g3 :(

10. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hope it is plastic, we all saw how slippery and heavy the M8 is. People are really brainwashed when it comes to aluminum vs plastic.

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What good is this without Touchwiz It's like driving a BMW 7 series with the 3 series specs inside What a joke Touchwiz is fully speced. No other Oems provide so much features Even the S801 struggles to push Touchwiz. That shows how weak the S801 is It's time for Samsung to push the boundaries again deploying A15 straight without pathetic useless A7 Cpus, and be clocked at 2.5Ghz using the new 22nm Eyxnos 5422

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