If you pick up a DROID Turbo today, expect to receive a system update within the first couple of hours, if not immediately. The update brings the Turbo up to version 21.21.15, though we aren’t sure what changes are included. If it means anything, this is the build that my review unit has been running since I received it on Tuesday. I would imagine this is the final, stable build that was intended for day 1 and doesn’t necessarily include any new features.
I would point you to a changelog, but as I mentioned earlier, Verizon has this insanely terrible new support setup at their site that is mostly broken (has been for weeks). If we do find a changelog, we will be sure to pass it along.
To grab the update, head into Settings>System updates. Your phone should then check to see if anything is available. (more…)
In a deal currently taking place through its Appstore, Amazon is handing out over $115 of paid apps and games for completely free, featuring titles which actually kick butt. For starters, gamers can hop up on Zombie Gunship, Unpossible, World of Goo, Sonic the Hedgehog, or even test their trivia skills with one of my favorite games, Trivia Crack.
As for regular apps, Amazon is offering Plex, the Human Anatomy Atlas, Lapse It Pro, Boxer Pro, and BeFunky Photo Editor among a few others. (more…)
Samsung is marketing a ton of different wearables currently, but some of them remain exclusive to overseas markets. Starting next week, you can cross the Gear S off that list, as Samsung announced that Best Buy and a bevy of carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon – will begin selling the smartwatch on November 7. (more…)
The LG G3 on Verizon is receiving an update today to build VS98511C that should bring a performance boost to the QHD beast. I can’t tell you how many people have told us that their G3 has slowed down immensely over the last couple of months, so hopefully this takes care of whatever was plaguing a device that has enough in the spec department to not have issues with performance.
The update also improves network connectivity and adds camera app access directly to the lock screen through a swiping gesture. (more…)
Well, you can add another entry to the long list of companies hoping to nab a piece of the wearable pie. Today, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health app, a hardware and software initiative that form the core of the company’s new fitness platform. (more…)
The deluge of Google app updates shows no sign of abating. Today, Google announced a major update for Play Books that features a redesigned reading experienced “optimized for nonfiction books.” (more…)
When Motorola first introduced the Moto 360, they told us to expect new leather bands that could be swapped onto current models, along with metal options, some time later in the Fall. We knew that new leather bands would run an extra $29.99, metal bands $79.99, or a combination of the watch and metal band for $299, which is $50 higher than the leather strapped model. If a whole bunch of listings that went live on Amazon last night are any indication, those new options may be here fairly soon, along with some semi-unexpected colors.
I should point out that all of the Amazon listings I just mentioned have since been pulled, but there are cached pages of them that are still visible. Here is what we know. (more…)
Motorola, now a Lenovo company, has a new phone available today that we talked a lot about on Tuesday. Yep, we are referencing the DROID Turbo, a DROID device that is deserving of the name.
The new DROID Turbo can be purchased for $199 or 2-year contract with 32GB of storage in Metallic Red, Metallic Black, or Black Ballistic Nylon. If you want to double the storage to 64GB, you can have that with the Black Ballistic Nylon for $249 on 2-year contract. If you are looking at the full retail route, the 32GB and 64GB versions run $599 and $649, respectively. (more…)