Week in Review @PocketDroid (29.10 – 04.11)


Google officially announced the Google Nexus 4:

While the weather conditions on the East Coast forced Google and LG to cancel the press conference scheduled for today, October 29 in New York, that didnt stop them to make the official announcement for the next Nexus smartphone. It is now official LG Mobile’s press release and Gooogle blog both announces Google Nexus 4. Specs included

Google announced the Google Nexus 10 tablet:

The wait is over, guys! Google were so determined to announce their newest lineup of Nexus devices that they have delivered their promise on time even though the Sandy Hurricane is still a major threat. Among the flagship smartphone Nexus 4 and the 32 GB versions of the Nexus 7, the announcement of the Nexus 10 was the thing that grabbed our attention. Packs a gorgeous screen

Panasonic Eluga received official ICS update:

Looks like finally Panasonic Eluga owners can enjoy the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich experience. Panasonic has issued a press release in which informs its customers about a firmware upgrade to Android4.0.4 ICS OS. The upgrade is already rolling out in Germany and although we do not have further information about other European countries our advise is to try and manually check if the same softwareupdate is available in your area (country). Read more

The Google Play store exceeded 700.000 apps:

Not longer than last week Apple announced that its App store exceeded 700,000 apps, and now is Google‘s turn. According to Bloomberg’s Monday report, the Play store has now over 700,000 applications available for Android. For a quick comparison, Microsoft Windows Phonestore (the worlds 3rd appstore) has over 120,000 apps available for their own operating system.

The HTC One X+ had been made available in the UK:

Back at the beginning of OctoberHTC announced the overclocked version of the HTCOne X with a larger battery and Android 4.1 out of the box, a device now available in the United Kingdom through Clove retailer for £474.00 (tax included).

Verizon-based HTC DLX was confirmed to be further renamed to HTC Droid DNA:

Recently launched in AsiaJapan, the next 5 inch flagship HTC J Butterfly is coming to US pretty soon as HTC DLX. According to a new leak within Verizon Wireless system, the 5 inch device will get a new nickname – Droid DNA. This codename came up on one of Verizon’s support pages where we can see it listed as HTC Droid DNA ADR6435.

Android 4.2 to arrive soon to all Nexus devices plus some Motorola handsets:

On Monday, October 29th although Google had to cancel the press conference event in New York due toHurricane Sandy, Google Inc unveiled its latest Nexus range of devices online including the Nexus 4 by LGand the Nexus 10 tablet by Samsung. All running the latest version of Android 4.2, which by the way it is still Jelly Bean.

Android 4.2 software upgrade will start pushing out soon to all of Google’s Nexus devices including Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus and the Nexus 7 tablet, plus a few Motorola devices.