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.
Jan 9, 2012
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.
Motorola has a couple of new LTE Droids here at CES. The Droid 4 brings the original Droid series in the 4G era.
Moto's new g-series phones bring up-to-date features, upgraded specs, and clean Google software to three models ranging from $200 to $300. This year's series moves to a notched-screen design, steps up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, and supports USB-C across the board.
Mar 19, 2013
Verizon Wireless indicated that the Motorola Droid 4 smartphone will begin to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update today. The update will be pushed over the air and adds a number of new features, such as Google Now.
Dec 7, 2012
Motorola recently revised the customer support page that lists which smartphones will receive updated versions of Android and approximately when those updates will arrive. The RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD have all received Jelly Bean.