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Verizon Moto X Developer Edition Now Back in Stock!

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The Moto X Developer Edition that works on Verizon’s network, is now back in stock through Motorola’s online shop. The device still runs $649.99, but that of course gets you an unlockable bootloader, 32GB of storage, and the snazzy two-tone black and white paint job. The first time the VZW variant went live, we saw it sell out within a couple of hours. If you have been waiting for new stock to arrive, now is your chance. Go jump on it.

And if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our first look of the device in the wild, thanks to a reader.

GSM version is available as well.

Via:  Moto X DE (Verizon) | Moto X DE (GSM)

Cheers Steve and Matt!

  • tharealoc

    Back in stock!

  • BrianLipp

    Can someone tell Verizon that having “developer editions” just negates their whole stance that unlocking the bootloader on phones will “harm their network?” If that was true then they wouldnt have developer editions at all, since, you know, you can UNLOCK the bootloader. Damn hypocrites.

  • tharealoc

    I had one in may cart last night, hesitated, and thought to myself I’ll buy it tomorrow morning. Come here to Droidlife for the link, sold out…crap…next time for sure

  • UncagedChipmunk

    Sold out again 🙁

    • Chewey246

      back now! Just ordered min

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  • drudometkin

    Just ordered mine… So excited!.. Going to be great coming from my Bionic!

  • Qwerty

    Still see the notice which mentions somewhat delayed shipping days. I wonder what accounts for high demand in this case?

  • acras

    It’ll still take 6 months longer to get updates than any other version

  • darle

    good post

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  • Casey Artner

    Can someone tell me the difference between “Standard Shipping” for $4 and Two Day for $0? Is standard next-day?

  • evan brown

    still accepting donations towards mine
    -gnex user

  • Genna Killingsworth

    Just ordered mine after checking out the Moto x and Droid Maxx at a Verizon store this morning. Almost went with the Droid Maxx, but the Moto X felt better in my hand.

  • JEW

    That’s funny. It’s back in stock, and I ordered mine a week ago and still hasn’t shipped. Oh, the irony…

  • Ej McCarty

    How is everyone’s battery life on the X? I’m concerned with mine. It definitely doesn’t last me a day and I get about 3hours screen on time max and I’m in an area with full 4G

    • Dreas

      My battery life has been great since getting it on Wednesday I’ve averaged 17-19hrs on one charge.

    • aDROIDfreeworld

      The battery on mine can last nearly 21 hours with heavy phone use and moderate internet use – albeit with the radios set to CDMA AUTO (turn of LTE).

  • Charles Eger

    I’m holding out for the Nexus 5 announcement before jumping on this. As slim as the chance is, I’m still praying the new Nexus is on Verizon. I can still dream…

    • MJ

      Same here, but I am leaning more towards a Note 3 if no Nexus. Not 100% sure what I will do yet since I still have time.

      • Steve Ballmer

        After so many years with Samsung, I can’t wait to leave the S4 behind for either the Moto X or Nexus 5. Good device but touchwiz gets old especially with its look. Yes, I know I can flash roms and change the theme. Samsung is pulling what Apple did with iOS and going with one design language for too long.

        • MJ

          I have a GNex now and the whole touch wiz thing is one of the main reasons I am still not 100% yet on going with a Note 3. Now this whole deal with being able to keep unlimited on Verizon is making it hard to not pull the trigger.

    • PolarBear

      Don’t dream please. Remember the Verizon Gnex nightmare.

      • 4n1m4L

        compared to the rest of the locked phones on verizon, i’m still glad the gnex happened. I still have a bootloader unlocked nexus device on 4g with coverage even at my work. I consider it a success, just pushing upgrades wasn’t there strong spot.

        • Patrick Crumpler

          It is still on 4.2 right? Not a huge deal, just not ideal. I am waiting on the next Nexus myself, but really not in need as the N4 is working great for me.

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    • Android Spy 007

      And yettttt VZW still putting they funky logo even when you paid for full retail price. Why VZW? Why do I have to do advertising for you? I got the phone full price DE so let me have my phone without your dummy logo please!!!

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  • moelsen8

    Got my GSM!!! Woo!

  • Raj Bhatt

    I wish there was an LG G2 developer edition on Verizon.

    • KleenDroid

      ? You don’t need it. You can Loki bypass the bootloader.

      Developer editions are good for phones with locked bootloaders that can’t be bypassed.

      • Raj Bhatt

        And my G2 is Loki’d and has TWRP installed but I’ve been through all this before even I made the monumental mistake of buying a Bionic. I personally would like an unlocked bootloader.

        • KleenDroid

          Unless it’s a nexus there will be no difference.

          If you think there is a difference please explain it to me.

          • The difference I see is the # of people developing for it. I’m very tempted by the G2 myself but I worry if Cyanogenmod will ever come to it or if it will be updated promptly. I’m no hacker, I have to rely on the generosity of others. CDMA phones get much less love as it is from the dev community, we need the “nexus” boost to see real activity.

          • KleenDroid

            Certainly true.

        • I wonder if there is a way to track the impact the Bionic had on people’s opinion of Motorola. I never even looked at other manufacturers until I got the Bionic and felt more screwed than ever. That was also when I started looking at Verizon angrily as well as I had no recourse to replace it.

          Bionic ended up being the last phone I ever bought on contract. My whole family now is on month-to-month. I wonder how many others are like me.

  • capecodcarl

    Does Verizon still need to approve official firmware upgrades for the Moto X Developer Edition like they did for the Galaxy Nexus before they’re pushed to the phones? Even if you’re free to load all the kangs and Cyanogenmod themed ROMs you want, you’re still limited as to when you’ll see updates to the proprietary binary drivers like the radios and camera that aren’t part of the AOSP tree aren’t you?

    • Turb0wned

      Probably, still have verizon bloatware while the GSM one doesn’t. The GSM one will for sure get updates straight from Motorola.

    • Qwerty

      I was wondering the same about future OS updates in general. Without certainty, I just assumed Verizon would be taking care of updates for the this developer edition device in particular, but I’ve seen articles here on DL within the last few days which mentions HTC handles updates for their developer edition phones. Granted, I think those devices work strictly on AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s networks, but it gives me some hope that Motorola will be pushing future updates to the Moto X dev edition rather than Verizon.

      • Mike Hilal

        Im pretty sure VZW is handling them…such a shame

    • Amit Ellana

      I would like to know the answer to this question too. If Verizon still has to mess with it then really whats the point of spend 650 for the DE.

      Has the verizon moto X received the camera update yet? All the other carriers have.

  • maratu

    I’ve already decided to move to t-mobile. I’ve heard rumors of an November 8th release of the motomaker exclusivity, so my poor gnex gets to truck a long a little longer.


    Oh snap, it’s go time for a lot of you 🙂 I’m loving my Verizon Moto X