Week in Review @PocketDroid (17.09 – 23.09)


It’s another Sunday with another edition of the Week in Review @PocketDroid!

Samsung releases the Jellybean kernel sources for the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE. Here’s what we were talking about:

Samsung has taken another step forward by releasing their Jelly Bean kernel sources for the European 4G variant of their popular Galaxy SIII while fans are certainly awaiting their Jelly Bean which is just days from being available over the air (OTA). This only leads us to speculate that their Jelly Bean update is near its final status or maybe even fully attained its desired quality assurance level. Samsung fans especially those from XDA developers will sure rejoice themselves by having a fresh Kernel Source for developing custom roms, once again that proves Samsung’s commitment to the developer community. Read more

LG officially introduced the LG Optimus G. Here are some of our impressions:

LG is to launch a new flagship, the Optimus G. The most important is what LG calls ‘a unique User Experience (UX), made possible by the powerful hardware. LG states in bold words, as Cook did last week, that UX will enable Optimus G users “live without boundaries”.

What exactly is this powerful hardware? In short: Qualcomm SnapdragonS4 Pro processor with 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs and LTE, 4.7 inch WXGA display with True HD IPS-Plus (1280×768 pixels, only a 3mm bezel), 32GB memory, 2GB RAM, 13 MP rear-camera with a couple of smart and fun features) and a 2100mAh battery. Full specifications included

Google released factory Jellybean images for the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G. Here’s a paragraph from the article:

The predecessor to the Galaxy Nexus is once again being given the Jelly Bean treatment this time in the form of factory restoration images. Google has released images for both the Nexus S & Nexus S 4G. The global variant known ‘soyu’ will be embracing the JRO03L build while the 4G specific version dubbed ‘sojus’ will have the JRO03R build version. Get them now!

We got the full specs sheet of the Asus Padfone 2. Here’s a cut from the article:

We all know now that the Asus PadFone 2is coming this fall, more exactly on October 16th in Milan and Taipei where the Taiwan based manufacturer will hold a dual press event for the launch of the 3-in-1 device (smartphone, tablet and notebook).

Recently partial key hardware specswere leaked over in AnTuTu benchmarks, and now a new tip which we received today shows the alleged full specs sheet of the PadFone 2 on the back of the box capturedimage. Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM

Verizon updated the Galaxy Nexus to Android Jellybean. In our words:

Verizon Wireless has begun pushing out on Friday, September 21st Android 4.1 software update to GALAXY Nexus by Samsung. This is the first smartphone connected to  VZW network to be upgraded to Jelly Beanoperating system. The new software is available now and in stages over the air (OTA). Make sure your device is connected to a strong WiFi network. Full story