This morning is full of exciting news. The highly rumored Droid Turbo is finally official, OnePlus is creating its own ROM and Google is offering free international call time.
Just as expected, Verizon has gone ahead and taken the veils off the Motorola Droid Turbo. The smartphone has been making the rounds around the rumor mill lately, and we are glad to hear all the rumors were true.
The Droid Turbo packs a 5.2-inch 2560x1440p IPS LCD display, a powerful 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 21MP/2MP cameras and a stunning 3900mAh battery. Of course, the main feature is the battery, which is said to offer up to 48 hours of battery life.
You can get the 32 GB Motorola Droid Turbo for $199.99 on a 2 year contract or $25 a month on Verizon EDGE. Meanwhile, the 64 GB version will cost $249.99 on-contract or $27 a month on EDGE. It becomes available on October 30th, so get your wallets ready!
Opinion: This is one hell of a smartphone! I am loving the idea of such good battery life, even if I have never been a huge fan of the Droids. I say it’s a great alternative to the Nexus 6, which has similar specs but may be too large to your liking.
We all know OnePlus has been doing great this year. The new manufacturer managed to become one of the most influential in the geek community very fast. What is next? A second-generation OnePlus smartphone is definitely in the works, but this time around they are changing their strategy.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has has mentioned the company is working on building its very own Android ROM. This new experience would come packed in the OnePlus Two (or whatever it may be called).
Opinion: We have heard rumors of this move before, and we know our readers are not exactly happy about this move. We are sure there will still be ways to flash CyanogenMod into the future devices, though. The question here is whether OnePlus can make a worthy ROM or not.
Did you know you can make phone calls via Hangouts? It’s a great service many of us have been taking advantage of. Calls within the USA are free, and international calls happen to be quite affordable. And the deal just got even sweeter for many of you.
Google has just announced they will be giving you the first minute for free if you are calling one of the 25 qualifying countries. This does mean your calls will be free if they are under a minute, but they will not let you abuse the system either.
Google says they will charge you if too many one-minute calls are made in a day. In addition, you do need to add credit to your account, just in case you do make calls that are longer than a minute.
Participating countries include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA and Canada. The last two are mostly free, but they are added in the list because, apparently, there are some destinations that do cost extra.
Opinion: This is a very sweet deal, and I know I will be using it from now on. Do keep in mind a message should appear in your screen, though. If you don’t see “First minute free” when placing the call, be ready to see your account balance going down.