Week in Review @PocketDroid (17.12 – 23.12)

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pocketdroid week in reviewThe Sony Xperia Yuga leaked in a new photo:

Every manufacturer seems to be planning on making a 1080pinchdevice, Sony too. Although these are not the first images to show the  Full HD device, with the codename ‘Yuga,’ these new images come with a list of details that confirm some of the specs previously leaked. It looks like the device has a glass back, like the Nexus 4. It’s also rumored to have the latest Qualcomm chipset, and a 2330mAh battery. See the picture

HTC EVO 4G LTE received Jellybean:

The AndroidJelly Bean operating system is starting to get to more devices much faster than the AndroidIce Cream Sandwich ever did. Just ask those that have the HTC Thunderbolt how they feel about waiting months to get the Ice Cream Sandwich software, only to be turned away last week. The AndroidJelly Beanupdate is a nice one and a welcomed upgrade from the Android 4.0 software and is now available on the HTC EVO 4G LTE handset. Read on

Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Grand:

The Galaxy Note 2 may still be classy and highly desirable, being Samsung’s flagship monster equipped with robust & powerful hardware along with fantastic features, but all this comes at a hefty price and is therefor not so accessible to people on a tight budget. However that is to change thanks to Samsung, the innovative company is once again expanding its product line to encompass the lower end segment by finally offering a decent phablet at an acceptable price. Mid-range internals

NVIDIA Tegra 4 information leaked:

The NVIDIATegra 4, codename ‘Wayne‘, of which we’ve been seeing leaked information in late 2011 andthroughout 2012 is now pretty much confirmed with this slide leak. The Tegra 4 will be built on the 28 nm process as most chips these days. It will feature NVIDIA‘s 4+1model, a Quad-core for the heavy tasks, and a 5th core for light tasks and when the device is idle, to save battery. It has support for Dual Channel DDR3 memory, 1440p hardware encoding and decoding, and Advanced Hardware Security Features. Packs 72 GPU cores

Full details of the HTC M7 emerged:

After the HTCOne X+ succeeded the One X, now we have the M7 to succeed that. This device will beHTC‘s attempt to get back to the top of the market in 2013. The specs are nothing less than impressing: 4.7 inch 1080p SoLux screen with 468PPI, 1.7Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon S4, 2Gb RAM, 32Gb internal storage, a 13MP F/2.0 rear camera and a 2.0Mp front cam, both capable of 1080p recording, LTE, 42Mbps HSDPA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2300mAh battery, beats audio as usual and Andoid 4.1/4.2 JellyBean withHTC Sense 5.

HTC started rolling Jellybean to the One XL:

Remember that list of HTC devices due for Android 4.1 upgrade published on Twitter over a week ago?HTCOne XL was on that list and its now officially receiving OTA (over the air) a new firmware build version 3.17.707.1 which brings wait for it, wait for it, that’s right — JellyBean OS. Brings usual set of features

Android 4.1.2 Premium Suite had been made available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in UK and Germany:

Premium Suite package including OS upgrade to the latest Android version 4.1.2 JellyBean is now available for Samsung GALAXY S III customers in the UK and Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Romania and Poland. At first Premium Suite package name was used for GALAXY Note devices, but it looks like Samsung wants its Premium features like Multi-Window (wich allows running two apps in a split screen mode) on the GALAXY S III as well. Watch the highlights

Sony Xperia Ion HSPA received a new ICS update:

The HSPA version of the Sony Xperia Ion, Sony LT28h, has received a new ICS firmware, named 6.1.E.3.7. The update should bring performance improvements and probably some bug fixes. It’s still Android 4.0.4 though, so no Jellybean love for now. The changelog is still not published, but it shouldn’t take too long before it is. Note that this is only for the LT28h model, and it’s expected that the LTE variant, the Xperia Ion LT28i will get the update shortly.

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