The promised Moto X Developer Editions are now available in two variants: one that will work with GSM Networks while the second one is for Verizon Wireless.
Last month, it was reported that Motorola will launch a developer edition of their highly customizable Moto X with 32-gigs of storage space and unlockable bootloader. The GSM version is listed as “coming soon” and doesn’t have a price tag, but you can get your hands-on the Verizon variant for a whopping $649.99. It seems as the GSM version will come with a similar price tag and is expected to be in stock starting Friday.
The set of specifications remains the same as the normal Moto X which features a 4.7-inch AMOLED display boasting 720p resolution and 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with Motorola’s X8 Mobil Computing System. Other specifications include a 10 megapixel ClearPixel camera with a 2MP front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 2,200 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Prior to this, Moto X bootloader was locked on Verizon and AT&T at the request of the carriers. But it seems as that’s not the case with the Moto X Developer Edition. The unlockable bootloader can open a lot of possibilities and allow users to tinker with their devices, install custom ROMS and more. However, Motorola mentions that unlocking the bootloader will void the warranty, but this shouldn’t bother the user who is buying the handset with the sole purpose of customizing it.