Week in Review @PocketDroid (Feb 13 – Feb 19 2012)


It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for the Weekly Review @PocketDroid.

Samsung announced an ICS-running tablet. Here’s a small paragraph from the article:

Samsung officially introduced earlier today a new 7-inch tablet — the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0″), which runs on Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Galaxy Tab 2 specs are almost similar to the original 7″ tablet features a 7-inch WSVGA PLS TFT LCD touchscreen (a disappointing 1024 × 600p resolution for an ICS device) display, powered by a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 3MP rear-facing camera, VGA camera on the front, HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS. The new tablet will be available in three different built-in storage variants;  8, 16 or 32GB, plus a microSD card slot and 4000 mAh battery. Full article 

We saw a leaked Android 4.0 ROM for the upcoming HTC Endeavor. Here’s a cut from the story:

HTC’s first quad-core smartphone Endeavor  (former Edge) is only couple of weeks away before making an official debut  bringing lots of goodies with it like Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset, 720p, 8MP camera and lets not forget Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich OS with Sense UI 4.0 on top of it. Full story 

Acer announced a 4.0 update for the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Here’s what we said about that:

One of Acer Australia & New Zeeland employee spilled the beans on their officialFacebook page about a forthcoming firmware upgrade for Iconia Tab A500 which will bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system to the slate. Read more 

HTC unlocked the bootloaders of the HTC Hero, Legend, Droid Eris, MyTouch 3G and 4G. Here’s the story:

Half a dozen HTC handsets such as HTC Hero, Legend, Droid Eris, myTouch 3G, and myTouch 4G are now open for a bootloader unlock.

I don’t know how many of you that owns such a device has the phone still locked, but its good to stay updated with the latest developments from HTCDev and if you wish to unlock yours head over to their website and start the unlock procedure.

First ICS test build for the Galaxy Note popped out. In other words:

Samsung Galaxy Note will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware upgrade sometime next month, but before that happens a leaked Android 4.0.3 test build number IML74K surfaced on a Chinese forum. A few courageous people already flashed it on their Note’s. Click here for full article