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Mar 26, 2013, 7:54 AM

Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Noticed my coworker's Droid 4 did an update to Jellybean. Lucky for you! Droid 3 gets no love 🙄

Jan 13, 2013, 7:00 PM

sealed battery?

Does the Droid 4 have a sealed battery or can I just get a new battery when needed?

Oct 20, 2012, 4:00 PM
over in the "Motorola Talks Jelly Bean Updates for Its U.S. Devices" discussion:

Motorola also

originally promised ICS updates for some devices like the original Photon, and then later said no. Don't believe it until it actually happens folks.
3 replies

Aug 31, 2012, 9:44 AM

Upgraded to Android 4.0, ICS

The released the upgrade to ICS, Andoid 4.0.

Maybe you update the specs on your specs page.

Aug 14, 2012, 11:12 AM
over in the "Verizon Blesses Droid 4 With Global Roaming Via ICS Update " discussion:

Nice but.....

Global Roaming on a U.S. domestic based carrier, might as well rob an armored truck once the bill comes.
Unlock the GSM portion and get a global SIM or a local SIM for the country you are traveling to. It's no hassle. Just plain common sense.

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Aug 9, 2012, 11:32 AM

does the battery stay fully charged

Does the the battery on the droid 4 stay fully charged

May 18, 2012, 3:44 PM
over in the "Motorola Says When Some Devices Getting Android 4.0" discussion:

This makes no sence

The Razr is a phone first device that does not even run android, how can it be upgraded to Android 4.0 ?

Did you mean the Droid Razr ?
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Mar 6, 2012, 2:11 PM
over in the "Verizon Announces Android 4.0 Update List" discussion:

What about Droid 3??

Typical Verizon behavior, update the newest phones, and an odd mix of older phones...
This lack of support for EVERY phone that should get this update, and your bloatware apps that you try to push on us, is the reason that people (not me...yet) root their phones.
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Feb 11, 2012, 7:51 PM

No Spring-assist slider

This phone looks very nice. I've been in a Verizon store and reviewed this phone in person. I am not a big fan of the curvy design, and it is too plain looking (the LG Spectrum looks much better in comparison), and it is a bit thick - which is expected for a phone with a full keyboard, hope it will help for longer battery life as well - but otherwise it looks very good.

Especially the keyboard has a great feel when typing, although there should be more space between the keys.

But what bothers me very much is the slider mechanism. There is no "spring assist" - unlike every other slider phone on the market - which makes the Droid 4 sliding up and down cumbersome, and does not provide the quality feel that I tend to expect from such a hig...
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Mar 6, 2012, 3:02 PM
over in the "Verizon Announces Android 4.0 Update List" discussion:

Said it before and I'll say it again...

Glad I bought the dev device 🙄 No more of this B.S. It's freakin March and still only the Nexus devices have ICS. If you want timely updates people, BUY THE DEV DEVICE!!! "Later this year" 🙄 🙄 🙄
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Feb 13, 2012, 2:18 AM

Micro-USB chargers

My Droid 4 came with a wall charger that has 5.1 volts and 850mAmp output via a micro-USB cable plugged into it. That cable can be removed and plugged into a computer to charge as well.

I have a charger from my old HTC Touch Pro2 that has 5 volts and 1000mAmp output via a mini-USB cable that plugs into the charger.

If I buy a micro-USB cable and plug that into the HTC charger, will it work with my Droid 4 to charge it SAFELY?

Googling this issue raises doubts that Moto is behaving with any "standard" micro-USB being able to charge their phones.
2 replies

Feb 13, 2012, 7:46 PM
over in the "Review: Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon Wireless" discussion:

"That's a huge gap"

"but there is a bit too much space/air between the two halves of the phone. Held sideways up to my eyes like a pair of binoculars, I could read the text on my computer screen from several feet away through the phone. That's a huge gap."

Let me surmise why that might be.

For example, on my LG enV Touch (first and LAST LG anything) ... without a screen protector on the inside display, overtime, with the phone close, the keyboard will create small impressions on the inside screen ... as evident by the impressions on the screen protector, without which, they would be on the screen!

So, the gap you are referring to may be to prevent this, w/o out the need for a screen protector - at least for that purpose.

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Jan 22, 2012, 11:06 PM

CDMA support

☚ī¸ was hopiong this would be a global ready phone (GSM). phone has SIM slot. Am genuinely disappointed.
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Sam K

Jan 10, 2012, 11:54 AM
over in the "Hands On with the Moto Droid 4 and Droid RAZR MAXX" discussion:

Droid 4 battery - is it removable?


I've been hearing different information about whether or not the Droid 4 battery is removable or not. From your video and pics it looks like there might be a battery cover on the back of the phone. So does this phone have a removable battery? Thanks in advance.

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Jan 15, 2012, 11:31 AM
over in the "Verizon's New LTE Phones Have Hidden Global Roaming" discussion:


CDMA is a predominantly U.S. utilized technology for widespread service. China upped the smart curve by using C-SIMS(CDMA SIM cards) on their devices.
Putting GSM international roaming capabilities with these phones is a nice touch. There are lots of people that prefer VZW to GSM carriers in the U.S. And yes, there are people that travel alot internationally and having not to rent GSM capable phones is a welcomed convenience. 🙂
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Jan 10, 2012, 6:41 PM
over in the "Hands On with the Moto Droid 4 and Droid RAZR MAXX" discussion:

No spring assist..????


"...The slide mechanism is difficult to slide open (there's no spring assist) and even more difficult to close..."

Oh My GOD! That's a deal breaker for me!!! Why no spring-assist like everyone else does? It's so much easier. smoother, and easier!! Motorola, How many times do we need to repeat the same request, over and over again!! Are you deaf or what??

I was soooo hoping for that phone. I am afraid I will need to look elsewhere. Very sad and disappointed.! 😈
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