motorola-moto-x-2nd-gen-hands-on-10Back in 2013 when Motorola unveiled the Moto X, they also announced that a developer edition Moto X would be released and make its way onto Verizon. Well if you were hoping that the same thing would happen again with the new Moto X, you might be disappointed to learn that Motorola has no such plans this year.

This is according to a question posted on Google+ in which a user asked Motorola’s Punit Soni if there will be a Verizon developer edition Moto X this year. Soni replied with a short and curt “Unfortunately no.” We guess there will be some developers who might be bummed, but we guess it’s not really that big of a deal.

Usually developer edition handsets come with their bootloaders unlocked, thus allowing developers to load up custom ROMs on their phones easier. However given how active the Android community is, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were ways to unofficially unlock the new Moto X’s bootloader, which we guess would be a few more extra steps for the developer.

That and the fact that developer edition handsets are usually off-contract would also mean that it is more expensive to purchase, thus discouraging regular users. In any case what do you guys think? Are you disappointed at the lack of a 2014 developer edition Moto X handset?

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Moto X (2014), Motorola and Verizon.

Motorola Moto X (2014)
Display
5.2"
1920x1080 AMOLED
Price (approximative)
~$285 - Amazon
Camera
13 MP
F2.2 Aperture Size
Weight
144 g
Battery
2300 mAh
Launched in
2014/09/01
System
2GB RAM
Snapdragon 801 + None
Storage (GB)
32
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