Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 17:03 UTC
Google The big Google I/O keynote is still going on, but one piece of news deserves its own news item: Google just announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition. This is a Galaxy S4 with completely stock Android, the same you'd find on a Nexus 4. The bootloader is unlocked, it is carrier unlocked, and will receive update straight from Google. It'll be available from Google Play 26 June. Now - let's hope this comes to all popular Android phones. I'm throwing money at my screen for an HTC One Google Edition.
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RE[2]: This is awesome!
by WorknMan on Thu 16th May 2013 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE: This is awesome!"
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Didn't see any announcement of carrier versions. Just that it would be available from the Play Store June 26th.

When I said 'carrier versions', I meant the ones that our out now, not the 'Google Edition' carrier versions. The T-mo one is already unlocked, and they claim to have the AT&T one unlocked as well.

IMO, it seems like an unlocked carrier version would be just as good as the Google Edition, assuming you don't mind flashing your own roms. And how many people buy a Nexus phone and don't flash custom roms anyway? ;)

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