Week in Review @PocketDroid (02.04 – 08.04)


The time when we do our weekly reviews has come, and this week it’s nothing out of ordinary.

Instagram has been finally released for Android. Here are some of our impressions:

Instagram the much awaited picture editor has finally arrived on Android. It is described as:

Easy sharing of your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Auto update from Instagram, of photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world. Read more 

Sprint announced the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Here’s a paragraph from the article:

Sprint makes it official announcing the newest acquisition, the HTC Evo 4G LTE part of HTC One series announced earlier at MWC 2012 in Spain.

HTC Evo 4G LTE (or better known as HTC One X) has a refined style and design crafted from aluminum space frame in an anodized black finish features a 4.7-inch HD 720p super LCD touch screen with 1280 x 720p resolution display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory (supports up to 32GB microSD card which will be sold separately). In addition the device comes with a non-removable 2000mAh Li-ion battery, an 8MP main shooter with f/2.0 lens, super-fast auto-focus, digital zoom and smart LED flash; HTC ImageSense to take great photos, in adverse conditions; front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera with 1080p videorecording and Beats Audio technology as well. Full phone specifications included 

LG plans to release a “thinking” phone. In our words:

LG Mobile Managing Director Kwon Bong-suk said that his company is currently in the preparation phase of developing a “thinking smartphone” that LG believes could put thecompany over the top and cause apparently dumb devices to lose out. He says thatcompanies like Apple need not necessarily create the next generation of device. It’s up tocompanies like LG to identify the “universal value” that all consumers seek from their phone. Full story 

Samsung Infuse 4G was updated to Android 2.3.6. Here’s a small part from the article:

Samsung Infuse 4G is one of our most read article in 2012 and if you are wondering why it’s because AT&T and Samsung keep postponing the very long awaited software update for so many times while customers are desperately looking for a way to upgrade their phones. Full article 

Toray introduced a new self-repairable touchscreen film. Here’s what we said about that:

One of the biggest problems we have with our gorgeous touch-screen phones and tablets are scratches. Sure, you’ll say that we have Gorilla Glass and some other scratch-resistantglasses (don’t get me wrong-they are great), but your screen is still prone to scratching. Then come the screen protectors. Again, they serve well, but after time, they get damaged. However, Toray, a Japanese company, thinks it has a solution for these problems. Behold, the self-repairing touchscreen film! Find out more