Week in Review @PocketDroid (25.06 – 01.07)


We marked another week in our calendar, and that means it’s time for our weekly review, the Week in Review @PocketDroid.

Meizu stated that they will be launching Meixu MX 4-core on June 30. In our words:

Meizu announces the arrival of the long-awaited quad-core smartphone dubbed Meizu MX Quadcore. The new MX 4-core phone will be released in co-operation with PCCW mobile and Wilson Communications on June 30.

The smartphone runs Flyme 1.0 OS based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it delivers a range of impressive functions and an unparalleled user experience with its excellent user-friendly interface (UI). Available in several different colors 

CyanogenMod 9 RC1 was released for 37 devices. Here’s what we said about that:

CyanogenMod have released CM9 RC1 for 37 devices. The core OS has been stabilizedfor these 37 devices as developers are now looking to fine tune whatever bugs might’ve been left out earlier. The devices not included in the 37 list will continue to be worked upon to achieve the RC1 stage. Users who have downloaded the RC1 ROMs and are experiencing issues can report them here at the issue tracker for CM9. You can download the RC1 for you device (if available) here.

Google officially unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet. Here’s more on the story:

Google has officialy unveiled minutes ago its first Android tablet under the Nexus brand at Google I/O 12. The Google Nexus 7 tablet is the first device to runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system also announced today.
Google Nexus 7 features a 7-inch Back-lit IPS touch screen with 1280 x 800p HD display (216 ppi) made of Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The tablet weighs only 340 grams making it very light-weight in your hands, measures in at 10.45mm thick, 1.2MP front facing camera (no shooter on the back). Additionally the Nexus 7 tablet is powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 (4-Plus-1) chipset, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, GPS, NFC (Android Beam) and a 4325 mAh battery which gives us up to 8 hours of active use. Watch the demo

Google finally released the stable version of Chrome for Android. Here are our impressions:

Google has released the first stable version of Chrome for Android browser which is now available on Play store. Chrome version 18.0.1025123 is now available for download on Google Play store only for devices that run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher.

Chrome developers team says its an important update bringing a lot more stability and performance fixes since the last Beta, some minor changes to the UI of the browser, especially for Android tablets. Download link included 

The HTC EVO 3D finally received the long-awaited ICS OTA update. Here’s a cut from the article:

A few months back, HTC released a list of phones that will get an official ICS update, and naturally, HTC EVO 3D – last year’s HTC flagship was in that list. Its update was scheduled for June 2012, and guess what – HTC have succeed in delivering the update on time. There were unofficial leaks of ICS ROMs for the EVO 3D, but this is the real deal. The update belongs in the OTA variety, which means every user can install it on his/her device hassle-free. It has begun seeding in Germany, and it will invade the rest of Europe in the following weeks. Get it on your phone 

Motorola finally gave ICS treatment to the RAzR and RAZR MAXX. Here are some of our thoughts about that:

Everybody got tired by now of promises and lots of delays regarding Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware upgrade for Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX. However, it appears that starting this weekend it’s finally rolling out to customers in possession of such devices.

Scott Charlston, one of Verizon PR representants tweeted less than 24 hours ago that Android 4.0 firmware upgrade pushes out today, June 30 to Droid RAZR MAXX smartphones. Further more several clients have already confirmed receiving Android 4.0 ICS update on their handsets.