Week in Review @PocketDroid (24.12 – 30.12)


pocketdroid week in review

HTC updated the One S to Jellybean in Europe:

Yes its Christmas and we are pretty much taking a break from the virtual world to spend some quality time with our families waiting for Santa and all that, but since there is an important news that milions of HTC One S owners are probably waiting for some time to hear it. Android Jellybean is ready for download

ZTE unveiled the ZTE Nubia Z5 smartphone:

Today, Chinese mobile maker — ZTE has officially unveiled its 1080p flagship Android smartphone – ZTE Nubia Z5. This device packs impresive hardware at its 7.6 mm thin aluminium unibody, like the huge 5 inch CGS LCD display (1920×1080), 1.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064 SoC) accompanied by top of its class Adreno 320 GPU with 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13 mega pixels camera (AutoFocus, LED flash, 1080p video shooting), a  3,000 mAh non-removable battery and of corse the latest version of Google Android operating system – JellyBean. Available in two flavors

Sony Xperia Z, a.k.a. C660 Yuga was outed via pictures again:

For the last three months or so bits of information about Sony’s upcoming 1080p flagship Android smartphone and a bunch of pictures leaked out on the world wide web.

Today a couple of new images of the Xperia Z (Yuga C6603) and its slightly updated Timescape user interface leaked from Spain. What you see in the image above is the result of a merge between two Sony Xperia Z images from different angle. See the pictures

Oppo Ulike 2 went on sale in China:

The Oppo FInd 5 is not the only device under Oppo’s arsenal that make the manufacturer proud. There’s another smartphone under its portfolio that has just hit Chinese shelves, and that’s the Oppo Ulike 2, the woman-centric smartphone. It’s being sold for $370, and it aims for the feminine audience. That’s why some of the tech enthusiasts won’t get so enthusiastic about this particular smartphone, but the problem doesn’t lie in the design of the device. It’s the fact that it lies in the mid-range by the specs, and in the high-end by the price. The specs include a 4,5 inch display of qHD resolution, 16GB storage, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and 5MP front camera, and with such aggressive competition, it’s foolish to put a pricelike that on a mid-end device. Features cool camera functions

Toshiba gave the Excite 10 a new life with the Jellybean update:

People owning Toshiba Excite 10 tablets have reportedly receiving Android 4.1.1 firmware upgrade since December 21st in Germany and in the US. Details are pretty vague at the moment however we can confirm that the upgrade is rolling out OTA (over the air).

The JellyBeanupgrade could be available in other countries as well, please go ahead and check Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for updates. Toshib is also rollingsoftware updates onto theExcite 7 AT305.

We reviewed the Alcatel OneTouch OT T10 tablet:

Alcatel as a brand is most common known by its budget bulk phones. The company behind these phoneswas in fact Alcatel Lucent, a large telecom manufacturer. In 2006, the mobile phone department has gone independent as Alcatel One touch. TLC is now the company behind the production. Alcatel One Touch has been growing towards low range Android powered phones and tablets since. The OT T10 for example is a 7 inch tablet running Android 4.0 ICS and costs only €120. So, what is the value, considering it as a gift for the Holidays? Read on to find out

Samsung Galaxy Premier hit the shelves in Russia:

Samsung Electronics delayed sales of the GALAXY Premier GT-I9260 (better known as the cousin of the GALAXY Nexus) for some unknown reason to early next year, however a Russian retail shop in Vladivostok has the Ceramic White model already on sale and it costs $240. Gives a bang for the buck