Motorola had announced earlier this year that it would offer two Moto X variants “just for developers.” One of those variants went on sale a couple of days ago, it was compatible with Verizon. The GSM Moto X developer edition smartphone is now available for purchase through Motorola’s website. It costs $649.99 and does not require a two year contract with a carrier. The GSM variant is compatible with the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile.
There are some differences which set the developer editions apart from the other variants. There’s 32GB of onboard storage and a special color combination which consists of black on the front and a woven white color on the back. No Moto Maker customization options are available for the developer edition units. Motorola has also included a “stamp of approval” on the back, should anyone have any doubts about your developer status. The most important thing that these variants come with is the unlockable bootloader. An unlockable bootloader means that developers will have the luxury of tinkering around with advanced settings, and even the ability to install custom firmware. Though do keep in mind that regardless of them being developer specific units, the device’s warranty will be void when the bootloader is unlocked.
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