Week in Review @PocketDroid (23.04 – 29.04)


Another week had passed, and if you are familiar with PocketDroid, you probably know we’re doing a weekly review every Sunday, in which we cover the greatest news of the past week. The time for the weekly review has come, and we’re ready to bring the greatest news of the week!

Motorola Droid 4 received a maintenance software update. Here’s what we said about that:

Reportedly arriving this week Motorola Droid 4 software update build 6.13.219 is nowavailable. The update is pushing out from Verizon to Droid 4 owners over the air (OTA). To check if you are on the latest version or not go into Settings > About phone > System updates.

The file of this new build is 17.5MB in size which is more a maintenance update to bring stability and fixes to the handset, but it also adds a new MOTOCAST widget, improves battery life and a better keyboard backlighting management. Instructions included 

Gameloft announced NOVA 3 through a trailer. Here are some of our impressions:

Gameloft released a teaser trailer today for the upcoming blockbuster N.O.V.A. 3 — NearOrbit Vanguard Alliance. Kal Wardin is back for his third journey.

Being a professional Counter-Strike player 5-6 years ago, first person shooter games are among my favorite games.  I cant wait to see whats new in the third episode of N.O.V.A. sequel. Watch the trailer 

T-Mobile confirmed the availability of the HTC One S. Here’s the article:

T-Mobile customers can now purchase the HTC One S for $199 on a 2 year contract. Part of HTC’s flagship series, the HTC One S features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM alongwith a microSD slot, 8MP camera with 1.3MP front-facing camera and Android ICS 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0.

Interested buyers can go to the T-Mobile website and place an order now.

Samsung Galaxy S3 topped the AnTuTu benchmark chart. Here’s a paragraph from the story:

We are already overwhelmed with leaked information upon Samsung GALAXY S III’s arrival early next month. Only today in less than 24 hours we’ve seen a few new images of a dummy unita major UK retailer reveals a potential render of the future flagship phone and more recently (less than 2 hours ago) Samsung Kies software links GALAXY S3 name to the build number GT-I9300 and GT-I9300T, while AnTuTu benchmark test results of same GT-I9300 confirms the specs sheet revealed by Amazon Germany a couple of days ago. Full story 

We saw a leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S3. In our words:

Finally a real image with the upcoming flagship smartphone from Samsung has made it to the surface today. What you see in the image above and what SamMobile discovered in that guide (manual service) yesterday is the real deal headed to the US market.

Samsung GALAXY S3 will be powered by an Exynos 4 Quad processor clocked at 1.5GHz, features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED MIPI display, 8MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED Flash capable of recording /playback videos at 1080p and it will run on Android4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. See the images 

We’ve got our hands on a HTC One X! Here’s a part of our hands-on review:

Entering 2012, the dual core war has just ended. Vendors are now tightening their work to give the crowds some techy gadget to freak out for!

Speculated as the year of multi-cores, HTC, has begun the battle of quad-cores, giving the geek crowd a gadget that will hit you right in your geekiness.

The Taiwanese manufacturer launched its flagship phone, One X, which takes the lead baton from previous flagship model, HTC Sensation, a dual-core smartphone. The HTCOne X was announced on the 26th February, 2012, at the Mobile World Congress and boasts the most powerful specs we have ever seen on the technology front today. More