Motorola Droid 4 breaks cover, looks a lot like the other Droids

The Droid line, pioneered by Motorola, was arguably the force that launched Android onto the public scene and made it the powerhouse it is today. Since the first Droid, Motorola has continued to expand the brand, with some successes and some failures. Today, we got an early glimpse at the 4th iteration of the original Droid, which looks poised to be one of the successes.

As you can see above, the design of the Droid 4 is inspired by the already announced Droid Razr. It certainly looks good, with clean lines and rounded corners, and the keyboard seems to be well designed. (Of course, we will have to wait to find out about the tactical feel.)

According to the source of the pictures, the Droid 4 will also have a number of internal improvements, like a camera with 1080p recording, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, and most importantly, 4G LTE for Verizon. The smartphone is also speculated to have at least a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (same as the RAZR) and include Super AMOLED advanced technology in the display.

The included Android version is 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and while that is currently the most updated version of Android, will soon be eclipsed by Ice Cream Sandwich. Some users might be disappointed at this, but it does point to a more recent release date, and Motorola is likely to update a flagship device like this quickly.

The lack of LTE was pretty much the only major flaw with the Droid 3, and the Droid 4 fixes that and manages to bring along a number of other improvements. Barring any major issues, the Droid 4 will likely be the best slider phone on the market.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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