Week in Review @PocketDroid (10.09 – 16.09)


The time of the week when we usually write our weekly review has come, and we aren’t going to let this week pass without a sum of the most important articles we wrote.

We heard that Samsung will update the Galaxy S3 to Jellybean in October. Here are some of our impressions:

Samsung’s flagship smartphone will receive an upgrade to the latest version of Android next month. According to CNet Samsung plans to make the update available ‘during October’ although no official date has been mentioned.

The update will be rolled out OTA (over the air) region after region, but carrier locked handsets like those from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or other carriers will likely suffer a slight delay as it has been the case with the Galaxy SII. Read more

The Motorola Atrix HD received a major software update. Here’s what we said about that:

Motorola pushes a major software update as we speak to ATRIX HD handsets. The update comes to fix a lot of problems like the WiFi signal, camera improvements, battery optimization, Gameloft and EA games performance optimization, corrected functionality for fixed pictures being geo tagged when settings has it disabled (location fix) and more. Available OTA

LG set the launch event of the Optimus G in Korea to September 18th. Here’s what we thought about that:

LG Mobile has announced earlier this morning that they have scheduled a September 18 event in the country where the Korean vendor will unveil its upcoming LG Optimus G flagship phone, the worlds first device mounted with a next-generation True HD IPS Plus display based on G2 Touch Hybrid technology that makes the display 27% less thicker. Read more

Sony updated the Xperia Ion received the long-awaited ICS update. In our words:

On a post made today by Sony Mobile HK on its official Facebook page, the manufacture has announced that a software update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is now available and already pushing out to customers who own Sony Xperia ION (LT28i) smartphones. Full story