Week in Review @PocketDroid


The past week was a busy week for us, in which we covered many news. Some of them were interesting, some of them not so interesting, but as always, we’re going to share the hottest news of the week with you!

We saw some screenshots of Motorola Droid RAZR running on Android 4.o.3. Here’s a cut from the article:

While a lot of customers world-wide are impatiently waiting for their Motorola Droid RAZR Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware upgrade, we would like to tease you with some screenshots taken from a Droid RAZR running Android 4.0.3 ICS OS. Full article with screenshots 

Samsung introduced two new smartphones: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2. Here’s a paragraph from the article:

Samsung Electronics mobile division announced earlier this morning in South Korea two new additions to the GALAXY smartphones family — the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2.

Galaxy Ace 2 measure in at 10.5mm thick, weighting 122 grams, the phone has a 3.8-inch PLS TFT touch screen with  WVGA (480 x 800p resolution) display, packing a 800MHz Dual-core Processor (never heard of most dual-core CPU’s start from 1GHz), 768MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in memory storage,a microSD (up to 32GB), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, USB, HSPA up to 14.4Mbps and a 1500mAh battery. Read more 

Sony released official ICS Beta ROMs for unlocked 2011 Xperia smartphones. In other words:

Sony released today a follow-up to the previously released ICS alpha ROM, a beta version of their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM available for unlocked 2011 XPERIA phones.

This is pure gold for all custom ROM developers out there, so if you want to test it or download it to hammer your own custom ROM the source is available for download. Check the change log below and follow each step on how to install it on an unlocked XPERIA device. More on that 

Google Chrome for Android received its first update. Here’s what the story was all about:

Google Chrome Beta receives its first update since it was launched on the Android market. The update bring the browser to version 0.16.4215.215 (probably not interested in this number as it is quite long and confusing) which contains:

  • Android Beam support – now beam URLs from Chrome to other devices with NFC.
  • Support for additional countries
  • Compatibility checks to ensure system prerequisites for Chrome are met
  • Essential bug fixes Read more