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Google announces Galaxy S4 Google Edition, will retail for $649 on Google Play

Google unveils new Google Edition Galaxy S4

By Charles Gantt on May 15, 2013 12:08 pm CDT - 0 mins, 40 secs reading time

Google just announced its own version of the Galaxy S4. The Google Edition of the Galaxy S4 will be carrier unlocked for both AT&T and T-Mobile with LTE support, 16GB internal storage, bootloader unlocked, and it'll receive prompt system updates with every new release.

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Other features include a stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, with no Samsung skinning. Unlike the vanilla Galaxy S4, the Google Edition is also said to feature a microSD card slot for improved storage. Personally with these new features, I feel that this may just claim the top spot on the Android handset ladder as far as performance vs. features are concerned.

Google says that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition will retail for $649 and will be on sale in the Google Play Store beginning on June 26th.

Charles Gantt

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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