By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 27, 2013 09:56 AM EDT
Motorola is joining the trend of developer edition smartphones with its brand new Moto X, the company has just announced.
The official Motorola website is now listing a Moto X Developer Edition as coming soon. It does not, however, reveal any specific date or timeline for when this version will make its debut.
According to the company, this model of the much-hyped Moto X will come with 32GB of internal storage capacity and will have the words "Developer Edition" engraved on the back to signal the special version.
As expected, Motorola confirmed that the Moto X Developer Edition will "of course" come with an unlockable bootloader, reports Android Authority. The company does note, however, that unlocking the device's bootloader "voids all warranties and may cause serious harm to your device."
Motorola did not offer any other details regarding this upcoming version of its new flagship smartphone. The company also did not list any pricing information, but the Developer Edition of the Moto X will likely be available for the full price, i.e. roughly $360 (that's what carriers will charge for the 32GB Moto X off-contract).
It also remains unclear at this point whether interested buyers will be able to order custom Developer Edition versions of the smartphone. The image on Motorola's website shows the standard white color option of the handset, but the Moto X stirred so much interest mainly for its advanced customization options.
The new Motorola flagship was rumored to launch on all four major carriers on Aug. 23, but so far only AT&T has started offering the smartphone. The aforementioned customization options are also exclusive to AT&T for now, while the other carriers are expected to get access to the Moto Maker customization tool from November onwards.
Verizon Wireless, Sprint and U.S. Cellular should have the Moto X in their respective stores soon enough, but the carriers have yet to make an official announcement or offer a precise date.
For now, those who want to purchase either a Moto X Developer Edition, or the standard version from a carrier other that AT&T will have to wait a bit longer until the smartphone becomes available.
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