Week in Review @PocketDroid (08.10 – 14.10)


Here are the most important articles that we spent our time on last week:

The Motorola XOOM2 and XOOM2 Media edition received ICS updates:

Motorola Europe begins pushing out today the software upgrade to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for both Motorola XOOM2 10.1 and XOOM2 Media Edition 8.2 tablets. The update is available OTA (over the air) for customers living in the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy, SwedenNorway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. Full article

Photos of the upcoming Nexus smartphone leaked:

It’s like in one of those apocalyptic Hollywood flicks, the world went crazy after a virus infection, in thiscase the next Nexus smartphone. People just cant stop talking about it, feeding the online community with all sort of alleged details or leaked images.

A new unreleased LG device showed up last night in a blurry photo gallery revealing its design lookssimilar with the LG Optimus G, alleged Android 4.1.2 JellyBean operating system that if we consider the weird model number showing in one of these photos “Fully JellyBean on Mako.Google has been using fish names for all of its Nexus devices starting with T-Mobile G1 (for the record this one uses a sharkspecies name – mako). Droid-Life links this device to LG-E960 which went through FCC’s certification not so long ago. See the photos

We heard that the Asus PadFone 2 would be available on October 16th:

In the await of next week’s PadFone 2 launch scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, Asus teases Milan, Italyeventon its global website, but no word about Taipei simultaneous event.

From an earlier leak we learn that Asus PadFone 2 has a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB ofRAM, 4.7 inch Super IPS+ HD display with 1280 x 720 p resolution, 13MP rear-facing camera with Flash LED and Zero Shutter LAG, Bluetooth 4.0, 2140 mAh battery, weighs only 135 grams at its 9mm thickness.

The Google Nexus 7 received the Android 4.1.2 update:

Google recently shed light on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a minor update to the Android ecosystem. Google’s head engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru officially announced that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will be pushed to the Android Open Source Project. The new build gives Nexus 7 users the ability to rotate and user their homescreen in landscape mode. Improved power management

Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini:

Samsung unveiled today in Frankfurt, Germany the new, compact yet powerful GALAXY S3 Mini running the latest Google Androidversion – JellyBean.

GALAXY S III Mini features a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen with 800×480 pixels resolution display, powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, NFC technology, 5MP cameraand 1500 mAh battery. See the pics

Google released Android 4.1.2 factory images for several devices:

Just four days after the official .1.2 OTA update for the Nexus 7Google releases Android4.1.2 factoryimages for a handful of supported devices. Here’s the list of the devices that got the latest Androidupdate: