Week in Review @PocketDroid (15.10 – 21.10)


Here’s what we had written the past week:

Asus officially announced the Asus PadFone 2:

Asus has officially unveiled a couple of hours ago in an event held in Milan, Italy its new PadFone 2 device. Build upon the successful original PadFone which combines an Androidsmartphone and a dockable tablet, PadFone 2 brings better hardware specification and a completely redesigned tablet.

“Our relentless drive to innovate through our ‘Design Thinking’ philosophy has empowered us to create PadFone 2. It’s beautiful, it’s fast and, best of all, it’s intuitive,” said Mr. Shih. Quad-core Krait CPU, 2GB RAM…

HTC launched HTC One S Special Edition:

HTC’s One series might have been Numero  One in the current markets, but the HTCOne S definitely deserves an award for the most under-rated phone. However recently it has gained some attention. After the company improved the One X calling it the One X+ (plus), the Taiwan giant, High Tech Corporation >HTC > for those who didn’t know, released a HTC One S Special Edition model  also known as the HTCOne S SE (Special Edition). 64GB storage 0n-board

HTC Japan unveiled the HTC J Butterfly:

Purported images and details of an unreleased 5 inch HTC 6435LVW has been leaked online every once in a while for the last couple of months. HTC Japan unveil today what everyone has expected to see – HTCJ Butterfly, a followup of the 4.3 inch HTC J (One S) smartphone with top-notch specs, thin bezel, Android 4.1 on-board and HTC Sense 4+ UI part of KDDI 2012 Winter Collection. Sports a whopping pixel density

Acer announced Iconia A110 7 inch tablet:

With the ever growing number of manufacturers who have entered the 7 inchtablet league, Acer doesn’t want to be catching up in that segment. And now it doesn’t have to worry about it, because its yesterday-announced Iconia A110 may become a serious threat to the leaders in the 7 inch class, the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. Gives a bang for the buck

 Motorola Droid Bionic got updated to ICS:
Under 10 minutes ago Motorola has announced that the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich forDroid Bionic is a go. The softwareupdate rollout deploys in stages OTA (over the air). This is not the only really good news for Droid Bionic owners as Motorola Mobility announced the smartphone will also getAndroid 4.1 Jelly Beansoftwareupgrade in the coming months. Read more