If you’re looking for a Galaxy S4 without the fancy and bloaty user interfaces, you might want to check this out. At Google I/O 2013, they have announced a Galaxy S4 Google edition which runs on plain vanilla Google OS. Think of it as Galaxy S4’s version of a Nexus smart phone without TouchWiz.
The details of the Galaxy S4 Google edition isn’t fully revealed apart of having 16GB of storage with LTE support and has its bootloader unlocked. It is good to know that despite being a Google device, it still retains a microSD expansion slot.
The Galaxy S4 Google edition will be on sale in the US from 26th June from Google Play. It will carry the price tag of $649, which is just slightly below RM2,000.
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The HTC One is currently available for bundling on all telcos except for Maxis. For those curious about Maxis’s offering, we got tipped off on its plans from one of our readers who managed to get some details from one of its centres. It is offered with its usual TalkMore or SurfMore plans and those entitled for SKMM RM200 rebate, it can be yours for just RM1,249.
The full bundled pricing as follows:
Value First/Value Plus + 1GB (24 months) – RM1,849
Value First/Value Plus + 3GB (24 months) – RM1,749
TalkMore28 + 1GB (24 months) – RM1,849
TalkMore28 + 3GB (24 months) – RM1,749
TalkMore48 + 1GB (12 months) – RM1,899
TalkMore48 + 1GB (24 months) – RM1,749
TalkMore48 + 3GB (12 months) – RM1,799
TalkMore48 + 3GB (24 months) – RM1,499
TalkMore78 + 1GB (12 months) – RM1,799
TalkMore78 + 1GB (24 months) – RM1,449
TalkMore78 + 3GB (12 months) – RM1,649
TalkMore78 + 3GB (24 months) – RM1,299
SurfMore50 (12 months) – RM1,919
SurfMore50 (24 months) – RM1,749
SurfMore75 (12 months) – RM1,849
SurfMore75 (24 months) – RM1,499
SKMM Offer TalkMore78 + 1GB (24 months) – RM1,249
As usual there’s a RM250 upfront payment required if you sign for 12 months contract while those signing up for 24 months would require RM1,000 as upfront payment. At the moment, stocks are not available yet which is probably the reason why Maxis has been holding up its plan until now.
Thanks Ian Lim for the heads up via Twitter.