Week in Review @PocketDroid


Another week passed by, and it’s time for our weekly review, the Week in Review @PocketDroid. We had a quite interesting week, and we are ready to remind you of the most important news of the past week!

We started the week with a couple of leaked photos of the upcoming HTC Amaze 4G. Here’s what the story was all about:

We kept receiving real-life leaked photos this month and more recently a render image with what it will be HTC Amaze 4G (formerly known as Ruby).

Folks at CellPhoneSignal, got their hands on a couple of press photos with the Amaze 4G, making it the third leak in less than three weeks, I belive we are getting closer and closer to a launch date for this device. Looks a lot like HTC Sensation if you ask me, but according to CellphoneSignal, this device will replace myTouch 4G (without the slide-out keyboard). Full story with images 

Then we found out that the Huawei Honor was officially announced. In other words:

Chinese handset maker, Huawei announced in a press-release its Huawei Honor 4.0-inch HD touchscreen display device powered by Google’s Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and the most significant feature of them all is the 1900mAh battery, which according to themanufacturer lasts 3 days in a single charge (impressive). Read the full article 

After that we saw the HTC Vigor in a bunch of photos! Here’s what we said:

Ok, if you are not bored yet with all this leak madness lately, we have more photos of HTC Vigor ready for you to view.

I guess by now everyone learned the specs of HTC Vigor, just in case someone missed it in our previous reports here is what the phone will feature: a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm processor with Adreno GPU chipset, a 4.3-inch display with a 1280x720p HD resolution, a 8MP camera 720p HD on the back with a 2MP on the front, Sense 3.5, 4G/LTE, WiFi, GPS, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and that’s about it. Full article with gallery of photos 

Later we heard that the Samsung Infuse 4G and the Galaxy S 4G got some Gingerbread love. In short, here’s the article:

There’s a crazy race amongst people to get the 2.3.5 Gingerbread firmware upgrade for several devices right now and this is due to repeated delays from manufacturers and/or carriers.

If you are one of the advanced users that know one or to about ROM’s and how to flash them we have a new leak of Android 2.3.5 firmware for Samsung Infuse 4G (AT&T) and Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile). Click for full article 

The LG Optimus EX was officially released in South Korea! Here’s a small part from the story:

LG Electronics introduced yesterday its latest high-end creation,the Optimus EX to the Korean public.

LG Optimus EX features a 4-inch WVGA (480X800p) 16M COLOR IPS TFT LCD capacitivetouchscreen with full bright 700nits display, a 1.2GHz dual-core XMM6160 / NVIDIA Tegra2 AP25 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 8GB on-board memory storage, a 5MP camera on the back capable of full HD recording (1920X1088p) but it will miss the flash LED (wich is weird) and a 3MP camera in front and all the usual WiFi, DLNA, GPS, USB and HDMI ports, DMB (Movie TV-tunner),  3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD card slot and 1500mAh battery. Read more 

The Samsung Galaxy R made an official debut in China, so we wrote an article about that too! Here’s a cut from the article:

Samsung Electronics announced yesterday the launch of Galaxy R smartphone in China.The phone packs the very same hardware specifications as the global version with a few slightly changes on the software side.

Galaxy R has a few changes of pre-installed apps that comes with the device in order to address to Chinese consumers. To support local services apps like Sina, QQ and Youku  were included right out of the box. Full story 

Probably the most important news of the week is, we saw Android Ice-Cream Sandwich in action! Here’s a small video footage:

Read the article! 

After the interesting Ice-Cream Sandwich article, we wrote one about the upcoming DELL Streak Pro 101DL. Here’s what we said:

Months ago a leaked information was poiting to a new Dell Streak, a 10.1″ tablet. Fast forward to today Dell is announcing, not a tablet but a Dell Streak smartphone that weighs around 140grams with a 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass Super AMOLED touchscreen with 540x960p resolution display. So while the front is protected by Gorilla Glass the back of the device is covered with a anti-slip soft sillicone rubber case pretty tough to protect against scratches or any bumps during its life-time. Click here for the full article

We found out that the Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up got official CyanogenMod treatment! In our words:

Chief developer of CyanogenMod project, Steve Kondik has officially confirmed that CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) will be supporting all 2011 released Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphones in an upcoming release. Read the full article

And the last news of the week is, HTC Desire S received a Sense 3.0 OTA update! Here’s what the story was all about:

Apparently a new firmware upgrade for all HTC Desire S smartphones rolls in UK over the air (OTA). The new upgrade brings Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with some new features including the Sense 3.0 user interface. Full story

So, we’ve come to the end of this week’s weekly review. Stay tuned to PocketDroid, in order to enjoy the latest Android news!