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Soni says there will be no Motorola Moto X (2014) Developer Edition for Verizon

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Soni says there will be no Motorola Moto X (2014) Developer Edition for Verizon
According to Motorola's VP of Product Management, Punit Soni, there will not be a Developer Edition of the Motorola Moto X (2014) offered by Verizon. A Developer Edition of a flagship handset comes with an unlocked bootloader, allowing the user of the device to flash custom ROMs on to the phone. For the average Joe on the street, this is not a big deal. But for the hacker and modder who likes to customize his handsets, this is not good news.

Because developer models are sold without a contract, these handsets are not offered with a subsidized price. Considering that the Verizon Moto X Developer Edition sold out within 30 minutes of being offered online last year, you would have expected Verizon and Motorola to offer the handset again for the Moto X (2014) model.

The news that Verizon will not offer a Developer Edition for the Moto X (2014) came in a Google+ response by Motorola executive Soni, to an inquiry about whether such a model would be made available this year. Those with the GSM, unlocked version of the Moto X, should be able to use Motorola's existing method for unlocking the bootloader on such models.
 

source:  Google+ via AndroidPolice, AndroidCentral

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Motorola Moto X (2014) specs
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
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