Soni says there will be no Motorola Moto X (2014) Developer Edition for Verizon
posted by Alan F. / Sep 07, 2014, 11:41 PM
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
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh
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Does anyone know if/when the Moto X (2013) will officially go on sale?
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 12:16 AM 0
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It'll probably be because of the Moto S or whatever other models Verizon will get. There will probably be dev editions of those.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 12:48 AM 1
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I wouldn't be so sure. This is Verizon (throw in your "300" jokes now) and they're not big on anyone else having control over "their" devices. They're probably also worried about people with an UDP setting one of these up for tethering. Besides that, Dev editions have always been few and far between on Verizon.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 7:34 AM 1
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