Motorola Updates Developer Edition Program: Will Re-instate Warranties and Post Factory Images

Motorola is trying its best to win you over, “you” being the tinkerer that you are. Having deployed a Developer Edition program for many of their devices recently, there were a couple of items that owners of participating devices requested to see changed; one being a way to keep warranties intact, and another would be to see factory software images to help return phones back to their out-of-the-box state. Motorola is addressing both of these issues starting today.
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Samsung Registration Page Outs Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition?

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A reader of ours was cruising through Samsung’s product registry site recently to input his brand new Galaxy Note 3 and noticed a listing that should grab the attention of the tinkerers in the building. Listed along with the black and white Galaxy Note 3 variants for Big Red was another listing for a Developer Edition with a “Coming Soon!” note attached. We had yet to hear of Samsung’s plans for a developer edition of the new Note 3, but in the past have seen them release phones with unlockable bootloaders sold at full retail prices. Devices like the Note 2 and Galaxy S4 both came in Developer Editions(more…)

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!

HTC One Developer and Unlocked U.S. Editions Receiving Android 4.3 Update

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HTC told announcement a couple of days ago that we should see an Android 4.3 update for the HTC One Developer Edition before the end of the week. That update is now rolling out to both the Developer Edition and Unlocked variant of the phone here in the U.S. as build 3.22.1540.1. As you can see in the image above, my unlocked version is a part of the rollout.  (more…)

HTC One Developer Edition Receiving Android 4.3 This Week

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After deciding that the Android 4.2.2 update was too minor to worry about here in the States, HTC will go ahead and push Android 4.3 to the HTC One Developer Edition this week. Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s president of global sales, took to Twitter this afternoon to announce the news. The update will include the latest Sense 5 experience, along with a number of Android enhancements (notification toggles for one) that were introduced in 4.2.  (more…)

DROID MAXX Developer Edition Back in Stock for $649

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The DROID MAXX Developer Edition is now back in stock at Motorola’s online shop for $649.99. After having initially gone live the 18th of September, this battery behemoth sold out within a few hours. If you’d like to make 3,500mAh of juice and 48 hour battery life a part of your daily digital ritual, I’d jump on this quickly before they are all gone again. Motorola is claiming that they have “never seen demand like this!” for developer editions of the Moto X and MAXX.  (more…)