Week in Review @PocketDroid


Its almost weekend, which means another week is almost over. This week i will host “Week in Review @PocketDroid,” while Aleksandar Despotovski, enjoys his vacation, so lets get started.

Week kick-started pretty strong with the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer HTC announcing its web-based tool launch www.HTCDev.com.

All started a few months back, after a big movement of HTC fans when they started requesting unlocked devices, from the Taiwanese company. Because the request was made by so many consumers around the globe, HTC came up with a plan to involve the community into development of HTC software. Click here for the full story!

The first day of the week ended with an update regarding Youtube’s application, that brought in-page video playback support.

The official application of YouTube for Android, recieved an update v2.2.14 which makes the application capable of in-page playback. If you missed this article you can read it here.

Second day of the week, Tuesday started bad for Samsung, as their Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch recieved an injunction to stop sales and advertising of the tablet in Europe.

The court ruled that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has to be withdrawn from shelves in all European countries inside EU (27 countries), the only exception being the Netherlands. Samsung Electronics can appeal on this decision, but until then the tablet will remains banned. Full story developed here.

So while Samsung was getting bad news, Motorola XOOM consumer in Europe were getting a new update Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

Motorola rolling out the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update for Europeans, in stages, right now it is rolling for only a few countries and it will keep coming in the coming weeks for everyone country in Europe. Get the latest on this update here.

By now we reached the middle of the week, its Wednesday, and while HTC was joining hands with Unionpay back in China to bring the first smartphone sporting NFC (Incredible S – you will discover this later this week), Samsung and Nvidia were announcing a brand new device for US, the Samsung Galaxy R.

HTC and Unionpay (the only credit card processor in the country) have announced that they will be join hands in working together on the first Android smartphone for the Chinese market, which will process payments using Unionpay bankcard processing systems. Full story..

Nvidia and Samsung set to expand the Galaxy familly with a new addition, the Samsung Galaxy R powered by NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile super chip and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Full story here..

Almost weekend, its Thursday and Acer unveiled more details regarding Padfone that it will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich somewhere near Christmas. While on the other end Samsung had to endure a roadmap leak in Lithuania.

On Wednesday, the Taiwanese company Asustek, confirmed that its upcoming device Padfone (set for launch somewhere near Christmas) will be using Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich.