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    Default Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    They started last year with the HTC One and GS4. They continued to add more this year with the GPad, Xperia Z Ultra and Moto G.
    We haven't seen one of the Note 3, so do you guys think we'll be see on for the upcoming S5? I'd like to see one since they've been locking down their current phones and making it increasingly difficult to root and flash custom ROMs

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    Probably, I don't see why not. One thing is for sure, they better not give it an outrageous price...
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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    Probably, I don't see why not. One thing is for sure, they better not give it an outrageous price...
    Probably going to be a little more than the carrier versions. I think the S4 was like that

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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    I think it would be awesome. Right away with the TW version.

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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    I hope so but my fear is it would be a 16GB only version again.
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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    I hope so but my fear is it would be a 16GB only version again.
    The Note 3 had 32 GB base storage, so hopefully that continues to be the case

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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    The GN3 did have 32GB memory, but the storage was still around 23-24GB of actual space so bloatware is still there. Given the crap thats on there we need 64GB storage + 64GB microSD.
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    I wish they would launch a Note 3 GPE. That would be a no brainier choice, although, I bet this is hard because of the implementation of s-pen. S4 GPE is stripped of all of its extras including IR, I don't know if IR works but it doesn't have native functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    The GN3 did have 32GB memory, but the storage was still around 23-24GB of actual space so bloatware is still there. Given the crap thats on there we need 64GB storage + 64GB microSD.
    Most people are fine with 32GB. I have a few GB of music and a few of pics/videos. I have the 16GB S4 and I still have around 5 left of storage. 64GB internal + 64 external seems like overkill. I know 90% of people won't get anywhere near filling that up

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    Saying "most people" is a bit of an overstatement. I know plenty of users who are not happy with the current storage options. You cannot put the app data on the microSD so putting the small few hundred MB's of data there is useless. Since we only started seeing 32GB (actually 23-24GB) as the new bottom from Samsung its insufficient especially if the device has no microSD.
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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    I have an HTC One X that only has 16GB of non-expandable storage. Because of this dilemma, I have grown to become frugal when it comes to storage. I can say I have everything I want on my phone (Music wise and app wise) and I still have 5.6GB of space >.<. I wish I had 32GB of storage :P
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    I fully expect it to be outrageously priced just like the $649 S4 GPE is.
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    Probably, I don't see why not. One thing is for sure, they better not give it an outrageous price...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob damiani View Post
    I fully expect it to be outrageously priced just like the $649 S4 GPE is.
    Did you think it was an outrageous price when you got it?
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    Yes, but well worth it for me. I was coming from iOS and an iphone 5. My original plan back in December was to try the S4 GPE and see if I liked it and Android. Then, once the S5 was released, if it's worthy of an upgrade FOR ME, I'll buy the S5 and sell the S4 GPE. I still have an upgrade available with AT&T so even if a GPE isn't released, I have that to fall back on. If the S5 isn't a worthy upgrade FOR ME, I'll stick with the S4 GPE, which I'm completely happy with. My fear is that the S5 will have a 5.2" screen which I think is too big FOR ME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob damiani View Post
    Yes, but well worth it for me. I was coming from iOS and an iphone 5. My original plan back in December was to try the S4 GPE and see if I liked it and Android. Then, once the S5 was released, if it's worthy of an upgrade FOR ME, I'll buy the S5 and sell the S4 GPE. I still have an upgrade available with AT&T so even if a GPE isn't released, I have that to fall back on. If the S5 isn't a worthy upgrade FOR ME, I'll stick with the S4 GPE, which I'm completely happy with. My fear is that the S5 will have a 5.2" screen which I think is too big FOR ME.
    It's really not that much bigger. Assuming they make the bottom bezel smaller. The G2 is also 5.2 and I find it about as easy to reach the top right corner as the S4. I doubt they'll use on-screen buttons though, so the bezel will be around the same size

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    Time will tell, lol. If the overall dimensions of the phone are the same, I'll probably end up going to the S5. Would love to see 32GB embedded storage and a bump to at least 3GB of internal RAM.
    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    It's really not that much bigger. Assuming they make the bottom bezel smaller. The G2 is also 5.2 and I find it about as easy to reach the top right corner as the S4. I doubt they'll use on-screen buttons though, so the bezel will be around the same size

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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    Quote Originally Posted by rob damiani View Post
    Time will tell, lol. If the overall dimensions of the phone are the same, I'll probably end up going to the S5. Would love to see 32GB embedded storage and a bump to at least 3GB of internal RAM.
    There's no need for that much RAM. TouchWiz is a hog, but current apps don't use much RAM. The G2 and S4 do fine with just 2 gigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob damiani View Post
    Time will tell, lol. If the overall dimensions of the phone are the same, I'll probably end up going to the S5. Would love to see 32GB embedded storage and a bump to at least 3GB of internal RAM.
    Also make it expandable storage!

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    I hope they do and 32gb would be a nice start.

    I'm coming from 64gb 4S where that has come in handy, particularly for shooting long videos unexpectedly. I always have around 16Gb free in case I need it.

    I'm not sure fan of on screen buttons so a Galaxy phone with stock android is what I'm after, like the S4 I'm writing this on.
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    I'm fine with the MicroSD Card
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    Also make it expandable storage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genebaby View Post
    I hope they do and 32gb would be a nice start.

    I'm coming from 64gb 4S where that has come in handy, particularly for shooting long videos unexpectedly. I always have around 16Gb free in case I need it.

    I'm not sure fan of on screen buttons so a Galaxy phone with stock android is what I'm after, like the S4 I'm writing this on.
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    Default Re: Will Google launch a GS5 Google Play Edition?

    With Google moving away from supporting SD cards the more native storage the better.

    This did surprise me when I looked into android late last year, how few apps ran from SD cards.
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    The reason we don't get a GPE Note 3 would be diminishing returns. The main selling point and attribute that the Note series has over the competition is its S Pen, which Samsung heavily implements into its UX. On barebones stock Android though, there would be limited functionality to an S Pen really. But I think that the Note series of devices have come a long way from being considered niche devices, and maybe we'll see Google doing something with the next Note based on just how popular it is.

    But I sure am guessing they will launch a GPE of the GS5. I mean they did so with the GS4 so I don't see why they wouldn't. I hope the price is a bit lower this time though! $650 is a bit much for someone who buys subsidized phones all time time. Maybe around the $550 ballpark would be good.
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    you really don't need to run apps from the SD card. I use the SD card for pictures, music and movies.
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    With Google moving away from supporting SD cards the more native storage the better.

    This did surprise me when I looked into android late last year, how few apps ran from SD cards.
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    There is cloud options for storing each of these to be honest. Except movies... But storing movies on your device... I'd say you're in the minority.

    For photos there's Autobackup on Google+, and for music there's the Play music app from Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Mazariegos View Post
    There is cloud options for storing each of these to be honest. Except movies... But storing movies on your device... I'd say you're in the minority.

    For photos there's Autobackup on Google+, and for music there's the Play music app from Google.
    Not everyone uses cloud services. I chose not to. It is easier and faster to have all the stuff you need, music, movies, pic. On my sd card. And backed up to my pc.

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