Mobile Devices

May 28, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition Coming to AT&T and Verizon

While the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out on the market and scaring the dickens out of Apple, the developer edition of the phone is coming to certain providers. The developer edition of the ultra-popular Android phone is coming down the pike and will be available to customers of both AT&T and Verizon. The decision to bring this special edition of the phone to these two companies is a little odd because they are companies that tend not to allow for open phones in the developer editions.

Samsung has been working hard to get as many Samsung Galaxy S4s into people’s hands as possible. The company even recently held an app contest that was geared toward trying to get innovative applications made for that particular model.

After the announcement of the developer edition, AT&T said that customers will soon be able to get their hands on the Google Edition Galaxy S4. Samsung announced the developer edition will soon be available through Verizon on its website.

These kinds of phones are more popular than the original versions in some regards because users are able to get stock Android and updates straight from Google. While some people are certainly going to like the more official version of the phone, there are also people who are going to want to have the option of choosing which version they want.

One aspect that might help people make their decisions, and could steer people away from the developer edition, is cost. While there are not a whole lot of details made public, developer edition phones are generally not subsidized. That means that if you want to get yourself a developer edition you could be paying upward of $600 for the new Samsung Galaxy S4.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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