Last year, we were fortunate enough to have a developer edition of the Verizon variant of the Moto X. Which meant that it did not have a locked down bootloader like the one that Verizon sells. Although you did have to pay full price for that one. And it was also not available with Motorola’s customization options, unfortunately. Now while we were in Chicago with Motorola they did say there would be an unlocked version of the Moto X. But did not specify a developers edition for Verizon (we know they are doing a Verizon variant as some sites got Verizon variants and others got AT&T variants). However, Punit Soni who is the VP of Product Management at Motorola (and we really appreciate him being so interactive on Google+) stated that there would not be a Moto X Developer Edition for Verizon this year. He kept it sweet and simple “Unfortunately, no.”
Black Friday 2017 Deals: Find Great Deals on Android Smartphones, TV’s, Smart Speakers, Chromebooks and More.
So there’s that. There’s no developer edition of the Moto X for Verizon. Which I’m still a firm believer that we shouldn’t have a developer edition, just an unlocked version for GSM networks – which wouldn’t work on Verizon/Sprint anyways. But hey, at least we know now, instead of waiting for it to become available without actually knowing, right? The Moto X sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, 2300mAh battery and Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board.
The Moto X is set to hit retailers later this month with AT&T and Verizon being the only ones to have Moto Maker at launch. Which is a bit unfortunate, but hopefully we’ll see it roll out to those on Sprint and T-Mobile shortly after. How many of you are saddened by the fact that there won’t be a Developer Edition of the Moto X on Verizon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.