Week in Review @PocketDroid (21.01 – 27.01)


pocketdroid week in reviewSony Xperia Tablet Z appeared on video:

Last week the very first details about an unannounced Sony Xperia Tablet Z leaked out revealing a 0.1 inch Full HD display, powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAMand Android 4.1.2 JellyBean operating system. Watch the demo

Images of the HTC M7 have surfaced:

Now there are  new pictures, which are way more believable than the last one. These are taken with aphone, and the device seems the real deal. The buttons have actually swapped, there is a front cam on the device, and it looks more like the DROID DNA/Butterfly. The back of the device is interesting too. The shiny chrome HTC logo has changed to a glossy black one, and the Beats Audio logo has no text. There is no FCC logo or other stuff on the back, which probably means that this isn’t the final device. See the pictures

LG Optimus G Pro was officially announced in Japan:

Yes folks, the successor to the Optimus G was officially unveiled by local carrier NTT DoCoMo who has confirmed that the new flagship will be part of the spring device lineup. The Optimus G Pro (model number L-04E) packs a 5-inch 1080p display as well as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Offers other upgrades as well

Samsung released the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S2:

Older flagship devices may sometimes be left in the dark when it comes to major Android updates however Samsung is taking a leap further on to deliver the latest goodies to their faithful Galaxy SII users. The long awaited updateJelly Bean 4.1 is now being hitting Spain and will be available shortly in other countries. Kies and OTA available

Samsung Galaxy Grand was announced in Korea:

This morning, South Korean OEM has announced a new mobile product – GALAXY Grand, a 5 inchhandheld with a mid-range screen resolution (480×800), but with premium hardware. It is powered by an 1.4GHz quad core Exynos 4412 processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal phone memory, 8MP camera, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.1 Jellybean. Will compete in the mid-range

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 got pictured:

Today the 8 inch phablet has been spied in real life images in Italy along with some new details about is hardware specs. The specs are pretty good: 8 inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor, 2Gb RAM, 16 or 32Gb internal storage, expandable with micro SD, 5MP rear cam and 1.3MP frontcam, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS, 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and a 4600 mAh battery. The device’s size is 211.3 x 136.3 x 7.95 mm and weighs about 330 grams. It comes with Android 4.2 JellyBean and Samsung’s own S-Pen and S-apps. Take a peak at the images

Acer announced the Liquid E1:

Today, when everyone is aggressive to take the top spot in the smartphone food chain, Acer goes at a bit slower pace. Slow, but steady we would like to call it, as it tries to secure its rightful place in the middle. The newly announced Acer Liquid E1 will surely help. Solidly packed mid-ranger

HTC Desire U hit Taiwanese market:

This morning in TaiwanHTC has launched an entry modelsmartphone dubbed HTC Desire U which is the equivalent of HTCHTC T327w, released not long ago in China. Desire U is available in the country viaChunghwa Telecom carrier for $270 USD. Gives a solid bang for the buck