Stock Android powered Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition coming to Google I/O?
posted by Alan F. / May 15, 2013, 12:19 AM
Google Edition will be available next month and will support T-Mobile's bands. We do not know at this point if the phone will be sold in the Google Play Store and what the pricing will be. Previous speculation had a newer version of the Google Nexus 4 being unveiled at Google I/O with 32GB of native storage and 4G LTE connectivity. That phone still might be unwrapped on Wednesday.
What makes a Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 so interesting is that for the last year, there has been some talk that Google was getting wary of Samsung's domination of the Android platform with the outstanding success of both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Speculation had started that the Tizen OS was eventually going to replace Android as the operating system found on most high-end Samsung smartphones. Instead, this alleged cooperation between the Korean manufacturer and Google seems to be making a statement, especially since it would take place on a fairly big stage like Google I/O.
source: Geek.com via UnwiredView
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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haha theres like 10 versions of the gs4
posted on May 15, 2013, 12:25 AM 20
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GS4 GS4 Active GS4 Zoom GS4 Mini and if this is true... GS4 Google Edition... that's 5...
posted on May 15, 2013, 12:46 AM 14
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GS4 (for die hard Samsung Galaxy fans) GS4 Active (for fans who looking for innovation technology) GS4 Zoom (for fans of Instagrams) GS4 Mini (for fans that not enough budget to buy high-end device) GS4 Google Edition (for die hard Nexus fans) so what next? GS4 Tizen Edition or ATIV?
posted on May 15, 2013, 1:18 AM 3
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GS4 - for people who really want a SMaRTphone Gs4Active - for people who think that water resistance is an innovation Gs4 zoom - for amateur photography Gs4 mini - u are right Gs4 google edition- TW haters and nexus fans
posted on May 15, 2013, 1:37 AM 19
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Actually having 10 difference versions of Galaxy S4 is good for the consumer as long as their software get upgraded. Samsung recent track record on software upgrade is very encouraging. My 1 year old Galaxy tab 7.7 been upgraded from honycomb to ice cream sandwich to Jelly bean. No complain from me on Samsung! Will keep buying their products.
posted on May 15, 2013, 3:10 AM 10
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Google Edition? Isn't that what we can already do with CyanogenMod?
posted on May 15, 2013, 2:04 AM 1
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This is good!
posted on May 15, 2013, 12:39 AM 8
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no! thats great! I will immediately buy that! otherwise have to survive with my Galaxy Nexus with replaceable battery for traveling...... :)
posted on May 15, 2013, 1:50 AM 3
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This is an interesting rumor to say the least.. I can just see the confusion on your average customers face when you have your carrier rep explaining the "difference between this S4 & S4", assuming there's truth to all of this. I'm also curious as to what would become of a lot of the features available on TouchWiz that was highly publicized now that we're using stock Android? With the developer community already hard at work, I can't imagine current S4 owners dropping their S4 in favor of this, especially considering how easy it is to get that stock Android experience (or damn near) on your device. So many questions...7 or 8 hours should hopefully bring all the answers :)
posted on May 15, 2013, 12:39 AM 0
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