Week in Review @PocketDroid (20 – 27 November 2011)


It’s time for our weekly review, the Week in Review @PocketDroid. We had an interesting week, and we’re ready to share the most interesting news with you!

We found interesting that the LG GT540 Optimus, yeah, you heard right, got the first Android 4.0.1 ICS ROM! Who would have thought, right? In short, here are our thoughts about that:

As soon as Google released their ICS sources, custom ICS ROMs began to appear for various devices, like the Nexus S, Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, and others. Well, the LG GT540 Optimus joined the ICS team too, all thanks to XDA developer mikegapinski. And it’s working quite good, although some features are still missing, like audio and camera, but the ROM is usable. Read more 

HTC released four more kernel sources. Here’s a small part from the article:

Taiwanese handset manufacturer released earlier today kernel source code of four of its own Android devices: HTC Rezound, HTC Explorer, HTC Amaze and HTC Desire S.

HTC Rezound kernel source code is the same one that comes with Verizon Wireless variant (CRC – 2.6.35), HTC Explorer CRC sources for Asia India and for all others  (CRC – 2.6.38), HTC  Amaze source code from Telus and T-Mobile US (GBCRC – 2.6.35), while for HTC Desire S kernel source code for Telstra, O2 (GBMR – 2.6.35) and for all the rest of variants (2.6.35). Full article 

Later on, we spotted a video of Android ICS running on the Asus Transformer Prime. Here’s a cut from the article:

Asus Transformer Prime official page just went live a few hours ago and with its release date pushed to early December.

Nvidia uploaded a demo video clip on its Youtube channel teasing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet. If you wonder why Nvidia teases Android 4.0 on Transformer Prime, well because the slate will come out of the box with Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS. Don’t worry though it will get the upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS 4-6 weeks after release. See the video 

We heard that and ICS ROM is available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 as well. Here’s what we said about that:

Although carriers and Samsung doesn’t really bother to upgrade the first main stream tablet. the 7-inch GALAXY Tab original, the wonderful community build up on XDA Forums already released a Alpha version of Android 4.0 ICS custom ROM and before you ask yes its GSM active. More 

One of the hottest devices this year, the Moto Droid RAZR was officially launched in China. Here’s the story in short:

A specially designed variant of Motorola Droid RAZR for Chinese market was released this morning in China, model number MT917.

Motorola Mobility and China Mobile announced an improved version of Motorola RAZR (the worlds thinnest Android smartphone at 7.1mm) specially customized for Chinese consumers. Full story

Samsung released an Android 2.3.6 OTA firmware update for the AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. Here’s a small part from the story:

AT&T rolls out right now in waves a new firmware upgrade Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for Samsung GALAXY S II Skyrocket over the air (OTA).

It’s good to see wireless carrier’s taking care of its customers delivering firmware upgrades so fast, Skyrocket launched a while ago on AT&T network. To pull this update go into your device Menu>Settings>About Phone> Check Updates. Click for full story 

That was all for this week’s edition of the Week in Review @PocketDroid foks! Don’t forget to stick with your favourite site for pocket news!