There she is, the Verizon Moto X Developer Edition. Orders started shipping a day or so ago and are now arriving on the doorsteps of lucky early adopters. After going live last week through Motorola’s shop at $649, the DE Moto X quickly sold out and has yet to return. If you got an order in early, you are in an elite group. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
The Moto X Developer Edition for GSM networks (T-Mobile and AT&T here in the States) is now available from Motorola’s online shop for $649.99. If you had been holding out for this two-toned version of Motorola’s 2013 flagship, I would suggest jumping on it immediately. Both the Moto X Developer Edition for Verizon and DROID MAXX DE went live on Wednesday and sold out before the night was over.
For those curious, this GSM version does work on both T-Mobile and AT&T’s LTE networks. It also comes with 32GB of storage and a special two-toned paint job with the words “DEVELOPER EDITION” on its rump.
We should point out that the fine print reads “due to high demand, your Moto X DE may take as long as 7 days to ship.”
Lost in the excitement/confusion/price-shock of the release of the Moto X Developer Editions, we thought we should also point out that a DROID MAXX Developer Edition is available as well, unlockable bootloader included. At $649, and with the same massive 3,500mAh battery that is included in the carrier-locked DROID MAXX, this is actually a semi-decent price. The Moto X Dev Edition with a smaller battery and slightly smaller screen is the exact same price.
If you’d like to go slightly
more-pixelated bigger screen, with kevlar backing and capacitive navigation buttons, you now have an option.
Links: DROID MAXX Developer Edition (Verizon)
The Developer Editions of the Moto X are now available for both Verizon and GSM networks. Priced at $649, these two devices feature a custom look with black face and white back, along with the words “DEVELOPER EDITION” so that you don’t forget how much of a tinkering boss you are. Should you choose the dev-style, you’ll also get 32GB of storage and an unlockable bootloader. (more…)
Last week, Punit Soni (Motorola’s VP of Product Management) told us that we were “days” away from the arrival of Developer Editions and other carrier models of the Moto X. Yesterday, Motorola updated their Moto X “ways to buy” page, showing off the new Developer Edition, which will sport a black front panel coupled with a white woven rear back plate. The render of the phone also shows the words “DEVELOPER EDITION” engraved on the bottom. (more…)