1. hyminameisderek's Avatar
    What are your thoughts on whether the dev edition includes the camera shake, and more importantly, the active notifications?

    I want the 32gb on Verizon and would prefer the easy to unlock boot loader and no Verizon bloat, but if the software is vanilla and doesn't include some of the cool X features, then I dunno.

    I haven't seen anything on the forums on this. Anyone holding out for the Dev edition thought about this and if it well affect your purchase?

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    09-01-2013 12:09 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I believe it's identical to the carrier version except for the bootloader. Not to be confused with GPe editions, that are stock-ish devices put on top of custom firmware. You should retain all features as advertised in the other Moto X devices.
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    09-01-2013 12:41 AM
  3. diesteldorf's Avatar
    I believe it's identical to the carrier version except for the bootloader. Not to be confused with GPe editions, that are stock-ish devices put on top of custom firmware. You should retain all features as advertised in the other Moto X devices.
    Do you think it would be realistic to assume that the developer edition could easily switch back between a standard rom and Google play edition rom?

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    09-01-2013 01:03 AM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    Do you think it would be realistic to assume that the developer edition could easily switch back between a standard rom and Google play edition rom?

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    If we're talking about a Verizon Developer edition, we'd need someone to port a CDMA capable version of the GPe firmware and create a flashable zip ROM out of it. After that, switching back and forth would require either dual recovery images that you boot between or a reflash each time. I'm not seeing a dual boot option that's realistically seamless unless someone specifically codes for it.

    That being said, the Moto X software is close enough to stock that there might not be a need for it, unless you're trying to get immediate API level updates (ie KLP as soon as it's out)... then there is a little bit of a risk flashing between varying software level versions repeatedly. Aside from that, you're basically only changing the camera, active display and/or touchless controls for user features. There's a little more different, but not much that's user facing.
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    09-01-2013 01:09 AM
  5. ChuckG73's Avatar
    I still do not understand why anyone would want a GP edition.
    09-01-2013 08:34 AM
  6. hyminameisderek's Avatar
    I believe it's identical to the carrier version except for the bootloader. Not to be confused with GPe editions, that are stock-ish devices put on top of custom firmware. You should retain all features as advertised in the other Moto X devices.
    Thanks! I was getting it confused with GPe. I looked up the galaxy developer editions and they retained touchwiz, just had the unlockable boot loader. The X is close enough to stock that I'd be OK with it. I just really want the 32gb option and since I plan on paying full price I'd rather have the more free phone.

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    09-01-2013 09:27 AM
  7. snookasnoo's Avatar
    I still do not understand why anyone would want a GP edition.
    Carrier agnostic, no bloatware, unlocked boot loader, keep unlimited . But if it doesn't have the Moto X features it would make no sense so I think it will.
    09-01-2013 01:16 PM
  8. hyminameisderek's Avatar
    I haven't played with it yet, but I'm hoping Active Display becomes part of the future Google phones (Nexus 5). I also wonder when the Dev edition is going to come out. I'm guessing it will be after it's physically launched on all carriers, but who knows. Has Verizon even said they'll carry the Dev edition? It seems everyone is just assuming they will since they have in the past.
    09-01-2013 01:48 PM
  9. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Isn't that what the Dev Edition is for?
    09-02-2013 07:04 AM
  10. snookiesnoo's Avatar
    I haven't played with it yet, but I'm hoping Active Display becomes part of the future Google phones (Nexus 5). I also wonder when the Dev edition is going to come out. I'm guessing it will be after it's physically launched on all carriers, but who knows. Has Verizon even said they'll carry the Dev edition? It seems everyone is just assuming they will since they have in the past.
    There was an announcement that there would be a Verizon dev version.


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    09-02-2013 03:20 PM
  11. still1's Avatar
    I still do not understand why anyone would want a GP edition.
    The only one that would benefit from GP edition is motorola. They would get early access to Android code.
    It has almost nothing for the average consumers
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    09-02-2013 03:30 PM

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