The Google I/O 2013 event held last week had lots for Android fans to cheer about. True there weren’t any new hardware introduced as many had thought there would be. There wasn’t even a new Android version launched which was hotly anticipated.
However, not many were expecting the current Samsung flagship device, the Galaxy S4 to pop up at the scene. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most talked about smartphones right now and justifiably so. It can be considered to be the right mix of the best from Android and Samsung. For together with Jelly Bean that represents the best of Android, S4 also presents a heady mix of features courtesy of Samsung.
However, the Galaxy S4 that graced the Google I/O event is different from the standard Samsung offering in that it came with the purest form of Jelly Bean. That apart, other specifications are supposed to be the same, which includes a 5 inch 1080p display. The processor is expected to be a Snapdragon 600 chip along with a RAM of 2 GB. Internal storage that the device is expected to come with is 16 GB.
Combine the above with the vanilla Android version and what you have is a device that Android lovers have only been dreaming of. There will be no Touchwiz UI to act as a distraction while the bootloader too will be unlocked. Also considering the S4 will be about a Google experience, it would be available only through the Google Play Store.
Like the Nexus 4 model this SGS4 would also have T-Mobile and AT&T band compatibility. There is the LTE band which the S4 would also support.
Release date of the S4 has been officially confirmed as June 26, while the price to be aid for all the Android goodness is $650. A bit hard on the pocket it maybe for many enthusiasts. It is for them to decide now if this is the S4 that they are looking out for.