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[RW]Galaxy S IV Google Edition to be unveiled at Google I/O?

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According to a widely-respected writer in tech news circles, Samsung and Google will announce a Galaxy S IV Google Edition tomorrow at I/O - basically, a Galaxy S IV running stock Android rather than TouchWiz. It will not be a Nexus device, in that Google isn't exerting any influence over the hardware design (after all, it's a Galaxy S IV hardware-wise). The device is said to be compatible with T-Mobile bands - no information is available at this time about compatibility with other carriers.

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I hope this is true and Verizon gets it w/ 4G LTE.

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Nexus V with a micro-SD slot pretty please! I cannot possibly fathom why Google wouldn't want to do that. sad-smiley-002.gif
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Ugh, just bought 2 regular 4 IV's... So sad.
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Just install AOSP/Cyanogenmod on them?thumb.gif
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Just install AOSP/Cyanogenmod on them?thumb.gif

Why? This is awesome, no need to do all this. Just have stock android out of the box on the S4 hardware. I personally hope it makes its way to verizon so I can pick one up. I have grown tired of my iPhone.
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I'm going Google announces something like this that is compatible with Verizon. I'm holding onto my RAZR M until then.
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Nexus V with a micro-SD slot pretty please! I cannot possibly fathom why Google wouldn't want to do that. sad-smiley-002.gif

 

Didn't they say something along the lines of "it's too confusing for people to manage where stuff is stored" then encouraged them to use the cloud?

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Didn't they say something along the lines of "it's too confusing for people to manage where stuff is stored" then encouraged them to use the cloud?

Really Google? rolleyes.gif

They need to realize not everyone has/can afford to access high speed mobile internet, besides whenever I'd be using my phone to listen to music I'll be in a bus for example and I wouldn't necessarily get decent coverage everywhere.
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Didn't they say something along the lines of "it's too confusing for people to manage where stuff is stored" then encouraged them to use the cloud?

This isn't a nexus device as the article says, so it doesn't matter what Google thinks about the sd card.
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Why? This is awesome, no need to do all this. Just have stock android out of the box on the S4 hardware. I personally hope it makes its way to verizon so I can pick one up. I have grown tired of my iPhone.

If the guy already bought 2 he'd have no choice but to root and load stock android.
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