We tracked the pitiful software story of the DROID Turbo. It launched with Android KitKat just after Lollipop was made publicly available. The update to 5.0 took six whole months. We spread the blame between the manufacturer and its exclusive partner, Verizon. But could the two have come together to allow for a more efficient software update process for its latest shared halo phone? They did come together with Disney for a Star Wars promo.
Who knows? All we know is that Motorola is now allowing some DROID Turbo 2 owners download an “early preview of a new software [...]
2015 has been a great year so far for the budget handset market. Phones like the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and the ASUS Zenfone 2 have set a very high bar for the rest of the low-cost smartphone industry, and they give even some of the best phones a run for their money. But while $300 can buy you either of these phones right now, it can also buy you a used HTC One M8 or LG G3, some of last year’s very best handsets. $300 can get you a lot of phone right now, and while they’re all great options, there’s one thing to consider before spending any of your hard-earned cash [...]
Our title plays on the Miami-based company’s tagline, “Bold Like Us.” BLU is pretty bold for bursting onto the low-cost segment of the smartphone scene some six years ago. The company takes foreign-produced devices, rebadges them, and markets a standout spec for each one: this one’s the thinnest in North America, that one’s got the largest battery here …
… these ones fit into any size hand …
And this little piggy is our flagship.
On paper, the 2015 iteration of the BLU Life One brings LTE [...]