Week in Review @PocketDroid (10.12 – 16.12)


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Asus PadFone 2 received Android Jellybean update:

The awesome ASUS PadFone 2 just became even better, thanks to the Android4.1JellyBeanupdate. Theupdate brings Android 4.1 with al its awesomeness, and still ASUS‘ proprietary skin. The update is available as an OTA (over the air) right now, so head over into the Settings > About device >Softwareupdates > Check for updates to get the latest firmware build.

No word about Asus PadFone original software upgrade yet, however keep an eye on our daily reports as we will keep you posted once we hear anything.

HTC Jellybean update list leaked:

HTC device owners, good news for you! Well, some of you. The Twitter account @Football4PDA has leaked a list with HTCdevices which will get the Android4.1 JellBeanupdateDevices included on the list are the HTCOne X+ (Evitare), One XL (Evita), One S (Ville), One S C2 (Ville C2), One SV (K2), One VX (Totem C2), the HTC J (Valeante), EVO 4G LTE (Jewel) and the Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Fireball).

You might have noticed the One X is not on this this list, which is quite logical as it has already received its update. People with other phones are out of luck and have to stay on Ice Cream Sandwich, or flash a custom ROM. More >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 and N7105 got Android 4.1.2 Jellybean update:

Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.1.2 JellyBean software update to both GALAXY Note IIGT-N7100 and the LTE model GT-N7105. The update is spreading in waves, so it might not be available at the moment in your country or at your local carrier, but you can try to manually upgrade it if you didnt get notified for an upgrade yet or you can also check with your local carrier tech support. We can confirm that it is now available in Poland. Available through Kies and OTA >>

Oppo FInd 5 was finally unveiled:

Last week we did a report on the expected OPPO Find 5. Today, 12 December, OPPO officially unveiled this beautiful thin Android 4.1 device. Earlier pictures already showed the sleek design. The new photos provided by OPPO show the definitive design and some of the details.

The Find will be powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It will come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Another eyecatcher is the 13MP rear camera. See the images >>

We reviewed the Acer Cloudmobile S500:

The Acer Cloudmobile S500 is to be the brand’s new top Android device. In the market, it is a mid range phone. Still, the Cloudmobile smartphone has a high-end standing because of its unique design. What makes this phone high-end and why is it still mid range? Let’s get behind the cloud. Read on >>

MediaTek created the first quad-core Cortex A7 – MT6589 processor:

MediaTekInc. a semiconductor for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, announced the launch of their MT6589, the first commercialized quad-core SoC (System on a Chip), which will be available for mid and high end Android devices. Packed in 28nm >>

Sony Xperia HuaSan C5303 leaked:

Sony may still not have a quad-core smartphone under its portfolio, but it sure has on the planning board. And as far as we can see, it looks like it will leave it very soon. An unknown Sony device, dubbed HuaSan C5303 has been AnTuTu-benchmarked, posting a ming-boggling score of 16133! That’s largely due to its killer specs, like the 1,7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 3GB RAM. The screen is probably of 1080p resolution, and the Android version is 4.1 Jellybean. The rest of the specs sheet remains unknown. >>>