Week in Review @PocketDroid (21.05 – 27.05)


It’s that time of the week when we usually make our weekly review, and this week is no exception.

T-Mobile started rolling the ICS update for the HTC Amaze 4G. Here are some of our thoughts about that:

Last week T-Mobile started pushing out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmwareupgrade to the HTC Sensation 4G announcing as well the update for HTC Amaze 4G to followup shortly.

Today HTC Amaze 4G owners report that the software update to Ice Cream Sandwich is pushing out to their handsets. The update is available over the air (FOTA) and it shouldroll out in stages so if you didn’t got prompted to upgrade yet, try to manually force it to your device by going into the Settings > About phone > HTC software updates > Check for updates. Read more

HTC opened their first concept store in Denmark. Here’s the story:

HTC have taken a leaf out of Apple and Samsung’s ventures as they open up their first concept retail store in Denmark and we’ve got to admit that it looks very impressive.

Today HTC opened up their first retail store in Copenhagen, Denmark to the customers and rightly so as Denmark holds a very strong market for HTC. The store offers a host of HTC devices at off-contract prices without network subscriptions, but, according to HTC’s Nordic director Peter Frolund, does not aim to compete directly with carrier sales. Their aim is to provide a larger platform for HTC to showoff their devices and help widen the popularity of their brand.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 launcher was ported to the Galaxy S2. In our words:

As a full GALAXY S3 ROM has leaked a few days ago it was expected to see all of its goodies extracted and ported by skillful users to other Samsung devices running Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

It didn’t took to long did it, before the TouchWiz Home Screen Launcher was ported to other handsets like the GALAXY S II in this case. Unfortunately the launcher is only available for GALAXY S II devices running Samsung based ROM’s. Those that are  running AOSP are not compatible just yet. How to install it

Sony announced that they will not update the Xperia Play to ICS. Here’s a paragraph from the article:

Xperia Play, the PlayStation certified phone-cum-console, is unlikely to receive a ICSupdate from Sony. The Xperia ICS update sheet indicates the Xperia devices that are likely to get the ICS update but this precludes the Xperia Play which conclusively proves that the device won’t be getting the update at all. The Xperia Play game pad cannot be built into the Sony ICS framework which makes the Xperia Play incompatible with the official Sony ICSupdate. Full article 

The HTC Evo 3D got a new ICS leak. Here’s what the story was all about:

HTC EVO 3D users are no-doubt happy with their phones considering that the phone provides an impressive 3D experience. Experience that 3D now with the new ICS ROM for the EVO 3D using a RUU file.

The leak is in the form of HTC’s ROM and Installer package put into one Windows .exe file. Put your EVO 3D into debug mode, plug it into your computer (make sure drivers are up-to-date), run the program and enjoy. This however WILL void your warranty but you’ll be clear once the update comes to the device officially OTA. Check out the link below to experience EVO 3D in Ice Cream Sandwich.