Verizon won't be getting a developer edition for Moto X in 2014

The new Moto X for 2014 won't be coming in a developer edition flavor for Verizon Wireless customers, unlike the original model that was released last year. Motorola's Punit Soni confirmed that there won't be a developer edition this year for Verizon in a Google+ post. Instead, if you're interested in the Moto X on Verizon's 4G XLTE network, you'll be left with the standard carrier offerings.

When asked on social media about the developer edition for Verizon, Soni briefly responded with an "unfortunately no."

Developer editions come with unlocked bootloaders that would allow customers to use custom ROMs and make adjustments to the handset. Though the lack of a developer edition of the 2014 Moto X likely won't be a dealbreaker for general consumers, the small population of developers and tinkerers who want more flexibility out of their phones may not welcome the news.

Were you hoping for a Verizon-bound developer edition of the 2014 Moto X? Let us know in the comments. And for more information about this year's X refresh, be sure to read our impressions of the device.

Source: Google+ via Android Police

Chuong H Nguyen