Week in Review @PocketDroid (05.11 – 11.11)


Samsung Galaxy Note Jellybean build leaked:

Looks like Samsung is busy getting the Jellybean update ready for its older crop of flagships, and an early beta firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 leaked on the web, all courtesy of Sammobile. The leaked firmware holds the serial number N7000XXLS2, and is based on Android 4.1.1 Jellybean. The latest TouchWiz Nature UX is baked into the OS, which is the latest and greatest Samsung currently has to offer. Better S Pen support >

Verizon and HTC invited the press to a November 13th event:

Verizon Wireless and HTC invites the press to a November 13 event to experience their latest collaboration. The event flyer doesn’t reveal much only the time when the doors open (10:00 AM), however it shows in the bottom right corner 1/4 of a blurry Red-eye which hints to a Droid device, more precisely to 5 inch HTC Droid DNA aka HTC J Butterfly (Japanese market model). Read more >

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 got ICS in Africa:

A tab that was almost forgotten has now been revived. For myself i could never forget about the Tab as my brother in law had it in my face all the time. It’s been a long wait and many consumers can now go to bed with a smile to their face after playing with their official ICS update to their tablets.

Earlier today a tweet came in from @SamsungMobileSA stating that users can now update their P7500 Tablets. Many users have been anticipating the update for that specific tablet as it has to be the perfect software for the tablet. Obviously the Firmware was called Ice Cream Sandwich for a reason as the software is meant for tablet and Smartphone. The update will give the tablet user a new experience. Available OTA and through Kies >

Motorola announced Motorola Atrix HD Developer Edition:

Although lacking important details such as price and release date, Motorola has put up the Motorola Atrix HD Developer Edition on their site which means it should be here soon.

The draw of developer phones is the ability to easily unlock the bootloader although doing so still voids your warranty. Unlocking the bootloader, which is a heavily sought after feature for android enthusiasts, allows you to do things like easily install a custom ROM.

 Samsung started rolling Jellybean to the Galaxy Note 10.1:

Several Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (GT-N8000) owners from countries like Sweden, Spain and Germanyhave reportedly received today a firmwareupgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in. Looks like the western side of the continent (Europe) receives this upgrade which might be available soon on the eastern parts as well. >>>

 The Motorola Atrix HD, RAZR M, RAZR HD and Photon Q got root access:
The new devices from the Motorola line-up are among the newest on the market, and everyone knows what it’s done after a device is released – getting root access! Thanks to XDA member djrbliss, users can now get root access on the Motorola Atrix HD, RAZR M, RAZR HD and Photon Q, even with a locked bootloader. Only for Windows users >