1. stepaul8's Avatar
    Just switched to andriod and I hear all about the new Google edition. What is it? What does it do? What is touchwiz and bootloader? Is it like a different phone or do you just buy it from google play

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    05-30-2013 06:22 PM
  2. friedtators's Avatar
    Google edition phones has no carrier software and will be first to get android updates because of that fact. Touchwiz is Samsung software they put on their phones. Like a camera app tweaked, etc. A boot loader loads android when you turn your phone on. Unlocking it allows you to make changes to Android
    05-30-2013 06:29 PM
  3. Edwill86's Avatar
    im assuming they will be gsm only?
    06-04-2013 10:02 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Just switched to andriod and I hear all about the new Google edition. What is it? What does it do? What is touchwiz and bootloader? Is it like a different phone or do you just buy it from google play

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    Its all kinda in the air right now. Goigle Edition would imply no Samsung features, and no TouchWiz (user interface), replaced by Googles vanilla interface. To see wgat that is like, look at a non carrier branded nexus 7 or 10.

    Sent from a M.O.A.R. Galaxy S3
    06-04-2013 11:06 PM
  5. Suda's Avatar
    im assuming they will be gsm only?
    Yep.

    I'm not sure what version of the One Google is using, but the S4 they're using has the same number as T-Mobile's.

    But yeah, both only compatible with GSM networks.
    06-05-2013 03:01 PM
  6. brkaras's Avatar
    I'm getting the AT&T version when it comes out...can't wait to get rid of this bloatware

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-07-2013 09:58 PM
  7. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    Yep.

    I'm not sure what version of the One Google is using, but the S4 they're using has the same number as T-Mobile's.

    But yeah, both only compatible with GSM networks.
    They're using AT&T's version basically, or maybe more specifically their own unlocked 32GB model, but it supports the same bands as AT&T's version for HSPA and LTE. I wish they'd have gone with T-Mobile's because then it'd support HSPA+ 42 on AWS(1700/2100) and 1900MHz along with LTE on the same bands as AT&T and T-Mobile. But porting from the Google Edition will happen for current T-Mobile One holders, and maybe even HTC themselves if they actually give people the option to flash Google's software.
    06-08-2013 11:21 AM
  8. kjnangre's Avatar
    I'm getting the AT&T version when it comes out...can't wait to get rid of this bloatware
    The AT&T S4 has bloatware. You'll need to get the Google Edition S4 if you want bloatware-free
    06-08-2013 01:42 PM
  9. brkaras's Avatar
    The AT&T S4 has bloatware. You'll need to get the Google Edition S4 if you want bloatware-free
    I meant the AT&T version of the Google s4 LOL

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-09-2013 04:04 PM

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