After months of uncertainty, the Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon’s network is now available, unlockable bootloader and all.
In July, it became apparent that the regular Verizon Galaxy S III launched with an encrypted bootloader that would never be unlocked. Soon after, Samsung announced a Galaxy S III Developer Edition that would soon become available for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. However, until today, the device had been missing.
Samsung’s website is now offering the device complete with unlockable bootloader and a hefty price tag. For $649.99, customers will get a device that is similar to Verizon’s Galaxy S III in every way, expect, it will have a bootloader that can be unlocked.
An unlocked bootloader will allow users to fully customize their device without any limitations. Verizon is notoriously strict about their bootloaders and that’s why Samsung opted to sell a separate model.
This news should be welcomed by those who have been waiting for this device to arrive, steep price tag and all, and it’s encouraging that the device actually made it to shelves at all.
There was a time when many people wondered if the device would ever come out. However, it’s now here and available to customers today should they wish to pick one up.
There is one issue though. The device is already out of stock and it’s on back order. Samsung does not say when or if the device will become available, we just hope that it does so soon.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD Display, speedy dual-core processor, 4G LTE data speeds, and of course, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
We imagine that it will get the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sometime this year as well though Samsung has not yet confirmed anything.
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