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Reason 13: Google Now gives me a glimpse of the future
Google Now is a slick service that provides you with unsolicited information based on your Internet usage patterns. I like that it automatically tracks my packages and provides status update, has a great voice recognition system, and keeps me updated on my sports teams without requiring me to do much of anything. Unlike my Galaxy Note II, it is very easy to get to Google Now on the Droid DNA by simply pressing and holding the center Home button.
Reason 14: Google Maps Navigation
I have lots of GPS navigation options on different platforms, but my go to service is Google Maps Navigation on Android smartphones. Google keeps updating the application and I haven't found anything better. The large 5 inch display of the Droid DNA and high resolution makes the experience even better.
Reason 15: Wireless charging is convenient and cool
The HTC Droid DNA supports the Qi wireless charging standard and given the difficult to open microUSB door it seems that HTC is encouraging wireless charging. A slick Qi charging stand coming out soon is the TYLT Vu (pictured above) and it is much easier to just set the DNA on a charging pad or stand rather than plugging it into a cable. Then again, I do like that HTC uses a standard microUSB to charge up the DNA so you should be able to find power at any time.
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