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Looking for a cheap reliable MP3 player with Bluetooth

petthomas 199 29 December 29, 2015 at 04:32 AM
Does anyone have a suggestion on a reasonably priced MP3 player with Bluetooyh. Not apple IPOD.

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A cheap phone is always an option: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sprin...Id=2729581
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A cheap phone is always an option: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sprin...Id=2729581
This. You could get a $10 Android phone last black Friday. And $20 phone last Christmas. You missed both.
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This. You could get a $10 Android phone last black Friday. And $20 phone last Christmas. You missed both.
I'd recommend the OP limit themselves to cheap phones with Android 5.1+, which eliminates most of the phones from TracFone and other American Movil brands. But there are often some decent prepaid phones for around $40
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I'd recommend the OP limit themselves to cheap phones with Android 5.1+, which eliminates most of the phones from TracFone and other American Movil brands. But there are often some decent prepaid phones for around $40
What is wrong with Android 4.4?
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What is wrong with Android 4.4?
4.4 was released 2 years ago. Unless you're on 4.4.4 it still has the OpenSSL vulnerability. It's also vulnerable to stagefright, but that wasn't even fully patched until the October or November security patch for 5.1.1 (if your phone is lucky enough to ever receive it). 5.0 has a pin lock screen bypass bug.

Cheap prepaid phones have an awful track record for updates and until and unless consumers demand better it isn't going to change. But you are much more likely to get an update on a prepaid phone from one of the big carriers than you are from somebody like tracfone. Last time I looked tracfone was still selling some gingerbread phones. I'd honestly prefer to tell people don't even consider buying an android phone that isn't running 6.0+, but there aren't any less expensive phones running marshmallow yet.
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4.4 was released 2 years ago. Unless you're on 4.4.4 it still has the OpenSSL vulnerability. It's also vulnerable to stagefright, but that wasn't even fully patched until the October or November security patch for 5.1.1 (if your phone is lucky enough to ever receive it). 5.0 has a pin lock screen bypass bug.

Cheap prepaid phones have an awful track record for updates and until and unless consumers demand better it isn't going to change. But you are much more likely to get an update on a prepaid phone from one of the big carriers than you are from somebody like tracfone. Last time I looked tracfone was still selling some gingerbread phones. I'd honestly prefer to tell people don't even consider buying an android phone that isn't running 6.0+, but there aren't any less expensive phones running marshmallow yet.
I know about stagefright and OpenSSL vulnerability.
The OP wants MP3 player. So no email, no FB, no shopping, no upload his/her naked pictures.
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look at the moto e prepaid smartphone. I think sprint has them for $40 or $50 and they will have everything you need. Motorola is also pretty good with updates. if I remember correctly, it may also have a micro SD card slot.

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I know about stagefright and OpenSSL vulnerability.
The OP wants MP3 player. So no email, no FB, no shopping, no upload his/her naked pictures.
True enough. There are some cheap and crappy android phones at a grocery store near me for $5-10, it's hard to argue with that but they certainly have limitations.

If you use a smart phone as an mp3 player it's still likely to be connected to wifi for sync, software installs/updates, streaming music, etc. So there's still some risk, but the greatest risk is probably for other things on the same network.
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You may have an older phone you don't otherwise use. I use an old Apple 3G for audio and video entertainment.
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