In addition to the DROID RAZR and the MotoACTV, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jah demoed the company's new MotoCast app and service to the tech world in New York City today. The service is pretty straightforward streaming/remote access software that will be included on the DROID RAZR and probably future Motorola phones as well. Jha demonstrated it downloading music and displaying remote photos from a remote computer while on the wireless network.
The app will be media focused; Motorola's press release speaks almost exclusively on streaming from your home computer to your phone. Video, photos and documents should work as well. Note that this is remote streaming, not cloud storage - your home computer has to be on in order for you to access the files. At one point during the demonstration, Jha couldn't connect to the remote computer and was left without a lot to do.The advantage to this is that you won't need to pay for any extra service, since you're providing the storage at home and you're already paying for a wireless connection. The DROID RAZR will include an installer on its on-board storage.
MotoCast video demo
MotoCast is a bit of a tough sell for power users, who have been able to perform similar feats for ages. Services like Dropbox and the Amazon Cloud Player allow access to media and files without having to keep a connection to your home computer. The only read advantage that MotoCast has is that it will be pre-loaded (and non-removable) on future Motorola phones. That alone should get it at least some audience, but we'll see how many actually use it when the DROID RAZR releases next month. Be sure to check out our hands-on coverage of the Motorola DROID RAZR.
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