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Samsung to release Galaxy S4 Google Edition




Samsung is reported to be prepping up a Galaxy S4 Google Edition, running a stock version of Android instead of the TouchWiz UI.

According to Geek.com’s sources, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GE (Google Edition) will sport the same looks and internal hardware as the original flagship. Only this time it will be TouchWiz-free and will run on stock Android Jellybean. Although backed by Google, it is not to be confused with its Nexus line of smartphones.

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A stock Android running inside a Galaxy S4 may not appeal to some but it could offer some advantages. First would be the immediate OS updates as soon as a new version of Android is released. Second is a bigger internal storage by dropping gimmicky features and bloatware.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition is reported to be unveiled at the Google I/O later tonight and is expected to be available in the US starting June.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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12 Responses

  1. Gian Austria says:

    If there’s a Galaxy na gusto kong bilhin, eto na un…Let Google do the talking here…

  2. spbx says:

    this is fake, there’s no source on geek

  3. matt says:

    if this turns out to be true, i’m gonna throw wads of money to google and samsung

  4. Yusuf says:

    Wrong fucking move, Google. Why not have an HTC ONE GE?!

  5. mel says:

    LTE or the “octa” core version?

  6. thor says:

    What processor will it use? Octa core or snapdragon?

  7. OMFG says:

    OMFG! IT’S TRUE! THEY ANNOUNCED IT IN GOOGLE I/O! IT’S REALLY TRUE! AND I ALREADY BOUGHT THE GS4. *kills self*

    • Ice says:

      If you have the Qualcomm variant you dont have to worry. I’m pretty sure you can port it to your S4.

    • mj says:

      pretty sure you can get a custom rom on your current gs4, and put vanilla android on it. the ge edition is the same with the original one

  8. Rain says:

    I doubt if it will be available here in manila. Best choice is still the nexus 4. :(

  9. Roy says:

    Must go with s4 because google will remove some features

  10. Ivan says:

    Super-like. Vanilla android is definitely smoother than touchwiz. Couldnt care less about touchwiz features after all.

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