Just like the Samsung Galaxy S III on Big Red, Samsung is readying a Developer Edition for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. As you know, a developer edition of the Note II is needed due to Verizon’s bootloader locking habits that the development community is so fond of. While a bootloader being locked is quite an obstacle for developers, the Galaxy Note II’s bootloader was unlocked roughly a week ago. Samsung has already listed the 16 gig Developer Edition of their website, but larger on-board storage nor a date of availability was provided. Regardless of that, this is great news for developers who have a few extra hundred dollars to shell out in the name of innovation.
It’s also no surprise that Samsung would be willing to produce a Developer Edition since they originally hired the founder of Cyanogen, Steve Kondik, a little over a year ago. Granted, it does seem like this will be a Verizon exclusive, but we don’t know for sure.
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