BLU Vivo 4.3 smartphone
Remember the BLU Vivo 4.3 Android smartphone? It was first announced back in 2012 with the headline, “World’s First Dual SIM smartphone device to feature Super AMOLED Plus Technology and Dual Core CPU.” It even made our list of the best Android smartphones you’ve never heard of. Today, BLU Products, the company behind the said smartphone, has announced that it will finally deliver the highly-awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for all its users. Also, the BLU Vivo 4.3 will be made available in three new color versions.

Originally, the BLU Vivo 4.3 was made available only in black. The use of silicon cases and similar accessories took care of things for those who wanted to rock their units in other, more vibrant colors, but now three new colors versions are being released officially. The three new colors are as follows: Energy Neon Yellow, Pearl White , and Glimmer Pink. And each and every one of these, of course, still follows the design of the black-colored original.

The BLU Vivo 4.3 smartphone’s highlight features include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a native resolution of 480×800 pixels, a 1GHz MediaTek MT6577 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, microSD card support, and a 1,600mAh battery. If you wish to find out more about its latest software update and info on availability of its new color models, check out the full press release below.

MIAMI, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — BLU Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world, announced today improvements to its best-selling BLU Vivo 4.3 smartphone device including the availability of three new fashionable colors: Energy Neon Yellow, Pearl White , and Glimmer Pink, in addition to its Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware update. This update optimizes the user experience with faster performance, improved search capabilities, increased touch responsiveness, and additional intelligence features to help organize and streamline information with actionable notifications. Furthermore, BLU Products has replaced the previous BLU launcher and has decided to go with stock Android software on all new products and firmware updates. The new firmware results in enhanced battery life, and further improves the interface, so users can enjoy a cleaner, more beautiful look on the Vivo 4.3’s incredibly vivid Super AMOLED Plus display.

“We are committed to providing our customers stunning fashionable design and flagship performance,” said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. “With these exciting and stylish new colors, our customers can stand out from the ordinary devices available in the market today, and they can also be sure that we are keeping our promise by regularly providing latest software updates on all our Android devices.”

All three colors, in addition to the traditional black color, are now available and shipping to several US Online Retailers such as For users who previously purchased a Vivo 4.3 device they are encouraged to call BLU Customer Service at 1-877-602-8762 for more information on how to update their device.

Key Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features and benefits include:

Google Now™: Perfect for on-the-go BLU Vivo 4.3 users looking for an easy way to organize their busy schedules, Google Now personalizes information based on a user’s location, time of day, history, and calendar events. Google Now shows restaurants in the area, how much traffic to expect before the morning commute, when the next train is coming, the score of a current game, a flight status, and more.

Richer notifications: BLU Vivo 4.3 users will never miss a beat due to a richer notification experience. They can now receive action notifications directly within the notifications area as well as expand and collapse notifications to display more or less detail.

Improved search: Finding online content has never been easier with text or voice searches, which are now presented in a visually rich way. Google Search can be opened directly from the locked screen by swiping up and users have the option to simply say “Google” to activate Voice Search within the Google Search screen.

Optimized voice recognition and boosted predictive typing: To complement speech-enabled online searches, Jelly Bean introduces impressive text-to-speech capabilities and an embedded speech recognizer that enables Voice Typing without an Internet connection. For those who prefer typing, an all-new keyboard lets them glide over letters to type a word while it dynamically predicts text.

David Gonzales
David is a mobile computer geek who firmly believes that in order to stay healthy, one needs to eat daily doses of gadgets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Join him as he indulges his passion for technology and fascination with all things Android.