The original DROID Turbo – yep, that one! – started receiving its update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow over the weekend. Again, this is the original Turbo, which is a solid 2 years old at this point, still receiving updates, even if they do seem months behind. (more…)
One of my favorite phones of the year that few have probably entertained is on-sale at Verizon for just $10 per month at the moment. I’m talking about the Moto Z Play, arguably the best of the Moto Z family.
This mid-range Moto Z model was originally priced at $17 per month or $408 if bought out-right. Today, the price is $10 per month, which brings the 24-month total to just $240. Verizon isn’t selling it at $240 without a contract, though, but if you do sign-up for a device payment plan while buying the Moto Z Play, you are getting one of the better phone deals I’ve ever seen. (more…)
DROID Turbo 2 owners, a new update is on the way to your phones through Verizon. The update will arrive as software version 24.31.22 and will include WiFi Calling, along with the latest Android security updates.
And yep, that’s it!
To grab it, head into Settings>System updates. Verizon says that it may not start rolling out until October 3, which is Monday. (more…)
Of course you do, it was the DROID Bionic, aka the original hypebeast phone. OK, maybe not the original, but it was certainly one of those phones that had so much coverage after delays and design changes, that by the time it landed, it was doomed. And that’s why we’re #TBT-ing it today.
The DROID Bionic was originally introduced at a splashy press event during CES 2011. This was back when CES actually mattered to those of us in the mobile industry. The phone shown at the time, was going to be the first dual-core powered device with 4G LTE, but you have to remember that it was a part of Motorola’s Lapdock push as well. You see, Motorola wanted to create the ultimate power device that allowed users to have both connectivity in a phone and on a laptop like experience. Parts of the idea were brilliant, but as we now know, the implementation was probably ahead of its time and never fully materialized as we had hoped. (more…)
For the Moto Z Play, being a mid-range phone that we wouldn’t typically review, we took a different approach to sharing our final thoughts on it. Hey, look, a video review from Droid Life! This should be interesting.
If you have watched the DL Show in recent weeks or follow us on Twitter, you probably know that I’ve actually become quite a big fan of this phone. It might be the legitimate 2-day battery life that has me brainwashed. Seriously, I have never in all my years reviewing phones, seen one that can last this long on a single charge. You get battery estimates from companies as they announce new phones, yet none ever live up to those numbers. This phone does and I am incredibly impressed. (more…)
Seriously, this was life not that long ago. Then again, this was also back when batteries weighed in at just 1300mAh. We now complain when a battery is “only” 3500mAh today.
Spoiled brats, all of you.
Anyone miss it? Maybe a little? Decent sized brick on the back of your phone to get you to 3PM? (more…)
The Moto Z Play is official, would you look at that! Yep, we have one and took it for a quick unboxing spin within the past few days. This phone will arrive on September 8 at a price of $408 or for as little as $17 per month at Verizon. You’ll notice I said “Verizon,” because this is another Big Red exclusive, if only temporarily. (more…)
Just a quick note here, but we wanted to point out that owners of a DROID Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy S5 on Verizon should have seen a prompt for an update in recent days. No, none of the updates are anything exciting, but our inboxes and Twitter accounts have made it clear that a number of you are curious as to their details. So, here you go. (more…)