Week in Review @PocketDroid (14.01 – 20.01)


pocketdroid week in reviewSamsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 got their desired Jellybean updates:

Everybody loves being served Jelly Bean on their devices. Tablets are no exception and Samsung as always takes it to a new level by unleashing the Android 4.1.1update to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P5113 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3113 in the USA. Available through Kies and OTA

O2 UK is expecting a purple Sony Xperia Z:

 As said on O2′s Twitter profile, the Xperia Z will be in stock very soon in UK. It will be available in two colors: black and exclusive purple. You should expect it somewhere in February 2013. Price exceeds $600

ST-Ericsson announced the next generation of NovaThor chipsets:

After all these announcements of new chipsets by manufacturers at CES, it’s satisfactory if your attention had been pull away from ST-Ericsson. But the creators of NovaThor haven’t been left with the dust. On the upside, they have just catched up with the competition, thanks to their new NovaThor L8580 quad-core processor. Provides beastly CPU and LTE performance

Sony Xperia Tablet Z specs leaked:

By now you all know about the Sony Xperia Z, Sony’s latest flagship refreshment. It’s a great smartphone and all, but one thing is missing here, and that is – its tablet counterpart. But then, a question may emerge: why should we expect a tablet to coexist with the latest flagship? Because, if you remember closely, along with the Xperia T, Sony’s former top-dog, the Japanese OEM announced a flagship tablet. The Xperia Tablet S, that is. It’s pretty logical to expect a new tablet from Sony, right? We even have some evidences that support this theory. Replica of the Xperia Z in a tablet body

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 specifications got confirmed:

Technology giant Samsung will be introducing some new interesting devices during MWC2013 in late February this year. The tablet in question is a shrunken down cheaper version of the Galaxy Note 2 10.1 but bears a whole set of features and has it’s internals beefed up all with Android 4.2 onboard! Decently spec’d iPad Mini challenger

We spotted the HTC M7 in a full-res image:

HTC M7, the long rumored HTC flagship has finally leaked in a complete render today, the device naturally borrows the polycarbonate design & build quality of the HTC 8X WP8 device. The upcoming flagship device brings along the new Sense 5 which should be noticeably lighter than any previous version. Has all the bells and whistles of a proper flagship