Week in Review @PocketDroid


It’s time for another edition of our weekly review, the Week in Review @PocketDroid.

Sony (not Sony Ericsson) officially announced a new smartphone. That’s the Xperia Ion. Here’s what we said about that:

At AT&T Developers Summit taking place during CES2012 in Las Vegas, Sony and AT&T introduced first Sony* LTE Android smartphone — Xperia Ion.

Sony Xperia Ion boasts an enormous 4.6 inch HD display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine HD resolution touch screen (1280 x 720p) offering a rich HD content viewing, game playing and web navigation experience to the next-level of HD quality. Read more 

There’s another news from Sony. They also announced the highly anticipated Sony Xperia S, formerly known as Xperia Nozomi/Xperia Arc HD. Here’s more about that:

One of most talked about Android smartphone from Sony in the last couple of months is Nozomi (Arc HD). After leaking a few times the device finally became official yesterday when the Japanese company announced its solely (without Ericsson) first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — Xperia S. Read even more 

Samsung released the Gingerbread update for the Samsung Captivate. Here’s a cut from the article:

Curious why AT&T’s variant of the Samsung GALAXY S receives an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread so late. Anyways better later than never right?

AT&T and Samsung deliver a new firmware upgrade for their Captivate (model SGH-i897), update available through Samsung KIES Mini software available for PC and Mac. The new firmware updates Captivate to Android 2.3 Gingerbread bringing new user features such as intuitive text input, a better download management, user interface improvements fixing top menu in Gmail, voice search added into search categories and vertical playmode for Youtube App. Full article 

We got a sneak-peek at an Asus Transformer Prime running Android 4.0. Here are some words from the story:

Two days ago chairman of the board from Asus announced while on stage at CES that theupgrade from Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available ahead of its schedule for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Full story with video

Samsung released white Galaxy Tab 10.1 and galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus in Vietnam. Here’s a paragraph from the article:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ is available in white color (half-white actually because the front frames black) for a while now.

This time the same device surface in several shots in Vietnam in fully white covers, both front and back are white no black color present anywhere, making the tablet look like a real pearl. Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is also shown in full white covers in the same gallery. Full article