We don't hide the fact that we think the Motorola DROID Turbo is among the best smartphones on the market, it's an opinion we have held since the handset launched late last year. Even though newer devices have been launched, the Turbo remains a potent device with market leading specs. However, despite its beefy battery and solid battery performance, the Motorola DROID Turbo is suffering from some strange battery ussies.
Samsung has already delivered Android 5.0 Lollipop to many of its smartphones, but the company?s portfolio is huge and there are plenty more due for the update. The Galaxy S5 Mini for example, a device that is around a year old and is now starting to receive its upgrade to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. That?s according to Samsung's Danish website.
Sony's Xperia smartphone division has been struggling in recent years, losing money while also seeing sales decline across the world. However, in Japan (Sony's home country) the company is the best-selling smartphone manufacturer, with its Xperia brand enjoying huge success. The country has a unique smartphone market, where global leader Samsung struggles to sell devices period, while global struggler Sony thrives.
Sharp has had a good week, the company launched the hugely compelling Aquos ZETA SH-03G smartphone and has now followed that up with an equally enticing tablet. The Japanese heavyweight announced the Aquos Pad SH-05G, a slate that on first impressions places itself among the best Android tablets on the market with its premium build and high end specs.
Last week we wrote a guide on how to download the Amazon Appstore to your Android device to use as a third party accompaniment to the Google Play Store. The reason to have Amazon's offering is because the company often has stellar deals and giveaways that are simply not found on GP, just like this new sales bonanza where the online retail giant is giving away multiple high end apps.
HTC's Butterfly J series has often led the company in a pure hardware perspective, launched as Japanese exclusives these handsets are unlikely to ever be released elsewhere. The new J Butterfly fits all that well, it is the most decked out smartphone HTC has ever made, which is really quite something considering the smartphone flagship blitz the company has been on recently.
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.
Chinese megabrand Huawei has scheduled a media event that will be held in New York City on June 2nd. While it is unclear what device/s the company will be launching at the event, it is being widely speculated that the P8 flagship will be confirmed for a release in the United States. Some Chinese outlets are even suggesting the full P8 range will launch, including the Huawei P8 Max and Huawei P8 Lite.
The second generation Motorola Moto E is one of the best budget smartphones on the market and it even packs LTE with its humble price tag. Of course, as it was launched in February, the Moto E second generation came with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but Motorola is keeping up its reputation of updating devices quickly by bumping the Moto E to Android 5.1.
If you own Samsung's new Galaxy S6 flagship on AT&T in the United States, you should be receiving a new update for the handset. Interestingly though, it is not entirely clear what the upgrade is for as there has been no changelog released, but it is certainly not for new software as the device remains on Android 5.0.2.