News by Luke Jones on Thursday May 14, 2015.
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We are used to major smartphone brands updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with big hitters like Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola and more already well into their update cycles. However, BLU is also getting in on the act by announcing a wide array of its smartphones will also be getting Lollipop in the future.BLU is hardly the first name that springs to mind when discussing handsets, but the small manufacturer actually has a solid amount of good phones on the market, well spec'd and affordable, these devices are available on Android and Windows Phone. It is the Android line up we are concerned with today, with the company confirming that 10 of its Android smartphone portfolio devices will be getting the upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop. That?s really interesting for the purists too as BLU is known for running a near stock version of Android with a light touch UI. All of the devices currently boast Android 4.4 KitKat, so BLU is really doing a good job keeping its humble smartphones up to date. The first to receive Lollipop will be the Studio X and Studio X Plus, with the update for those devices rolling out today. During the last week of this month (May), the BLU Studio G, BLU Star 4.5, and BLU Studio 6.0 HD will also get to taste the Lollipop. In July the company will then update the BLU Life One, BLU Life One XL, BLU Vivo Air, BLU Life Pure XL, and BLU Studio Energy. The company is not typically found through carriers, but all of its devices are on Amazon. The Vivo Air is a standout smartphone that is just 5.1mm thick and costs $199.
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