We confirmed the existence of a Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Sunday of last week. Since then, we’ve seen some pictures flood in that confirmed our exclusive news— including the fact that the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 comes with carrier branding on its button (see above). Now, we are hearing more about the device from the same source who was able to get us the early information from last week.
Regrettably, the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 2 will indeed have a locked bootloader that prevents its users from installing proper custom ROMs with kernels and radios. This news shouldn’t shock the Android world too much, considering the Galaxy S III recently launched on Verizon with the same restrictions. Still, it’s a sad day for Verizon customers.