Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Lands At Verizon With Unlocked Bootloader In Tow
The Galaxy S5 Developer Edition also brings an unlocked bootloader to the mobile party. This makes it a little easier to install third-party firmware (ROMs). Otherwise, it's pretty much the same awesome handset that's available everywhere else.
Features include a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragoin 801 processor with Adreneo 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 16MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
Don't confuse "Developer Edition" with "Google Play Edition," the latter of which apply to select phones stripped of any and all bloatware. Google Play Edition handsets deliver a stock Android experience without any carrier bloat or third-party overlays, whereas Developer Edition phones simply ship with an unlocked bootloader.