Review: Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon Wireless
The Droid 4 offers a lot of options for accessing and playing music. As far as apps go, there's MOG Music, Google Music, My Music, Slacker, and V CAST Tones. Those are all pre-installed.
The most useful of the included apps is Google Music, which acts as a local media player as well as a streaming music service. If you've uploaded your music to Google's servers, you can access it over the network from the Google Music app. It's a pretty good music player for the Droid 4.
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The Droid 4 has an abundance of options when it comes to accessing and playing video content, too. Preloaded apps include BlockBuster, NetFlix, NFL Mobile, Slingbox, Verizon Video, the stock Android video app, VideoSurf, and the stock YouTube application. Yeah, that's a lot. Oh, I forgot to mention that you can rent/buy movies directly from Google through the Android Market.
From this lot, I found the stock video and YouTube apps to be most useful. They are what you'll use to watch sideloaded content, content captured on the Droid 4 itself, and of course the social network through which you'll share your attempts at becoming the next Martin Scorcese. Almost all the other services will cost you extra money each month.
Verizon and Motorola Debut the Droid 4
Verizon Wireless today announced the Motorola Droid 4, the fourth-generation Android device that has a 4-inch qHD display and support for Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network. The Droid 4 is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor.
Hands On with the Moto Droid 4 and Droid RAZR MAXX
Motorola has a couple of new LTE Droids here at CES. The Droid 4 brings the original Droid series in the 4G era.
Verizon Announces Android 4.0 Update List
Verizon Wireless today published a list of its Android devices that it plans to update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the: HTC ThunderBolt, Droid Incredible 2, Rhyme, and Rezound; Motorola Xoom, Bionic, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Droid 4, and Xyboards 8.2/10.1; Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1; and the LG Spectrum.
Verizon's New LTE Phones Have Hidden Global Roaming
The new LG Spectrum and Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon both contain unannounced global GSM/WCDMA roaming capability that will be enabled later this year. None of Verizon's current 4G LTE phones support global roaming, in part because of a network issue.
Maintenance Update For Motorola Droid 4 Fixes Battery
Verizon Wireless has revealed the details of a system update for the Motorola Droid 4. The update does not bump the phone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but provides a number of tweaks and fixes to the phone's performance.