Saturday, July 14, 2012

Verizon Set To Release Samsung Galaxy S3 Developers Edition

Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3
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It appears that an unlockable bootloader is set to be offered b Verizon and Samsung for the Samsung Galaxy S3 for users who are willing to pay for it.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Developers edition is a variant of the device that Verizon is set to release into the market soon. It will feature a bootloader that is not encrypted and will be available through the website of the South Korean company at a price tag of $599.

Since the bootloader is unlocked, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Developers edition will not be covered by any warranty from Verizon or Samsung, which indicates that the owners will have to fix it if the ROM is damaged when users flash it.

The release date of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Developers edition is still uncertain although it will likely be offered through the online store of Verizon soon. The release of this variant of the device gives indications that the company does not intend to unlock the bootloader of the device. It will compel consumers who wish to have an unlocked bootloader to pay for it.

AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 with an unlocked bootloader along with the variant offered by US Cellular in the US market.

Users will be able to install customized ROMs into the device that features an unlocked bootloader. Verizon does not favor this since it believes that it will have adverse effects on the device.

According to Samsung if the bootloader of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is open, it will stop Verizon from offering the same amount of support for the device since allowing users to modify the device will result to some adverse effects on the way the device will connect with the network.

The wireless experience of consumers will also be adversely affected once unapproved software is installed into the Samsung Galaxy S3 unit.

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