Verizon HTC Rezound With Beats Software Review (Video)
In this video we demonstrate the software of the HTC Rezound with Beats Audio running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The HTC Rezound ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but will probably get Android 4 ICS in an update next year. Alongside Gingerbread, HTC has also integrated the Sense 3.5 user interface. With HTC Sense 3.5 come a few widgets that help to unify status updates to social networks, get important information about finances or news, and change settings from the Rezound’s seven home-screens quickly. Some other apps that come standard on Android 2.3 have been re-skinned to form a cohesive look to keep them matching the other Sense alterations.
Verizon, like other cellular providers, have added their own software to the mix. Naturally there are some good applications that will keep track of usage, allow contacts to be backed up to Verizon’s Backup Assistant server, and display the context of voicemails visually. But with the good must also come the bad, and there is quite a bit of it. Most of the apps that come preloaded on the HTC Rezound are trials, which cannot be removed without rooting. They include apps like NFL Mobile, Blockbuster, Videosurf, Lets Golf 2, Scan, Polaris Office, Slacker Radio, and much more. Some users may find these apps desirable and others, particularly the tech savvy consumer, will find them obnoxious.