For you tinkerers and developers out there, the Moto X Developer Edition is back! With an unlockable bootloader and a solid Motorola build, the device meant for testing is once again available for those who need it.
The HTC One Android 4.3 rollout began earlier in the week with reports of the update already arriving for those in Taiwan. The same day the update began, Jason Mackenzie had taken to Twitter with news about how that same 4.3 update would be heading to the Developer Edition model of the One. Well, that update arrived yesterday and in fact, HTC has gone a step further and also released the files on the Developer Center website.
The Moto X Developer Edition handsets have officially been listed with Motorola. There are two models listed, one with support for Verizon Wireless and the other with support for GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile). Both models have 32GB of internal storage and are touting the "special" black and woven white Developer Edition design.
Developers and modders who have been pining for Motorola's latest flagship might soon have their craving satisfied now that the Moto X Developer Edition has made an appearance on Motorola's Moto X website. Some amount of waiting is still needed, though, as the device is still marked as "Coming Soon".
Samsung had previously announced the upcoming availability of the Developer Edition GALAXY S 4. This model had been expected for AT&T and Verizon Wireless and as of today it looks like the availability has arrived for one of the two carriers. That carrier is Verizon Wireless and the handset is priced at $649.99 and arriving with the ability to unlock the bootloader.
HTC will have a developer edition of the One smartphone available shortly. The handset, which has been dubbed the HTC One Developer Edition, will be available for pre-order beginning on April 5. More specifically, the pre-orders will be available from 10AM EST on April 5. The interesting part here, the developer edition HTC One will give you something that we previously thought would only be available from one carrier.
We have seen plenty of complaining about the Verizon branding on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and well, it looks like Verizon is also going to be screwing with the developer edition of the phablet. But before we get ahead of ourselves, Samsung has confirmed the upcoming availability of a developer edition Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon Wireless.