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Old September 1st, 2013, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default S4? Good and Bad?

This is a close dup to a post on the Droid MAXX Forum

I have been able to upgrade since May, I have been holding out for a bit as I knew the Moto stuff was coming. I currently have a RAZR MAXX (not HD) and it is working fine but seems like the battery is showing its age. I really like the features of the new MAXX but there are some things I need to have:
  • Root, I use root for ARLiberator app and my AppRadio2, granted it is in my fun car, but still I use Slacker quite a bit on it..
  • HDMI Wired connection ( also for AppRadio 2) I think I could use wireless with an all share port but I have heard it is not the best ( phone would have, BT an Wireless video/audio running as well as data)
Those are my biggest concerns, if the MAXX never gets root then it would not work for me.. that and the Wireless HDMI/video..

So in steps Galaxy S4, I believe I can get root and maybe put Google Edition ROM on it.. This has a MHL connection for HDMI which is perfect for the AppRaido, my concern is the radio int he phone for reception as well as battery life. If use Nova, will I have the Vanilla android menus.. Touchwiz will have me relearning a whole phone

Last option would be Nexus 7 LTE, but then I could not place calls in the car with the handsfree set-up which may not be too big an issue as I could use a BT headset .

What would you do?

lso I ahve always had Moto Droids, I had a HTC ERIS but it kept dropping calls , then OG Droid, Droid X, Bionic and then RAZR MAXX
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